Jackson duo charged in fraud case against an elderly female

Published 5:11 pm Friday, November 4, 2022

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JACKSON – Two individuals are under arrest in a case where it was reported that an elderly female’s identification was being used fraudulently and she suffered injuries as a result of neglect in June of 2021.

Lee Collins

On Wednesday and Thursday of this week, Northampton Sheriff’s Sgt. J. Barmer served outstanding arrest warrants on 38-year old Kristin Werner and 39-year-old Lee Collins, both of Jackson.

Kristin Werner

Each was charged with one count of obtaining property by false pretense, one count of financial card theft, one count of identity theft, and one count of false imprisonment.

Collins was additionally charged with felony assault on an individual with a disability.

These charges result from an investigation that began on Aug. 22. After a thorough investigation, Sgt. Barmer was able to obtain the arrest warrants on both individuals.

Werner was detained under a $15,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear on Nov. 15 in Northampton County Criminal District Court.

Collins was jailed under a $30,000 secured bond. His court date is scheduled for Nov. 10.