Suspects Christopher Michael Barnes, 28, and Sierra Janee Cardwell, 26, are now charged in the case, each accused of stealing cash and jewelry from Cardwell’s mother, allegedly to feed a heroin habit.
One of the pair accused of stealing more than $4,000 in cash and jewelry from her own mother allegedly said she did it to help her “get off drugs.” But later when interviewed by police in Northampton County, Pa., the woman allegedly said she was angry with her mother and “just took the money.”
As our sister website, LehighValleyLive.com, reports, suspects Christopher Michael Barnes, 28, and Sierra Janee Cardwell, 26, are now charged in the case, each accused of stealing from Cardwell’s mother, allegedly to feed a heroin habit.
According to the news website, Barnes is charged with eight counts of theft and four counts of receiving stolen property. Cardwell is charged with four counts of forgery, eight counts of theft and four counts of receiving stolen property.
Details from LehighValleyLive.com:
The case began after Cardwell’s mother went to police to report her driver’s license missing and several unauthorized transactions made on her bank account. The mother told police she suspected her daughter stole money from her savings account to feed a heroin addiction.
Bank surveillance footage showed both Barnes and Cardwell making various transactions at the drive-through, withdrawing $1,300, $300, $400 and $900 on separate occasions.
The pair both told investigators Cardwell’s mother gave Cardwell permission to remove funds from the bank account and gave her the driver’s license. The couple initially agreed to take lie detector tests to confirm this, but then did not return phone calls from police to schedule the testing.
Cardwell allegedly admitted to police she had used heroin in the past and was trying to stop. She allegedly told police she needed the money for a prescription medication that relieves addiction to narcotic pain relievers, as well pay for a treatment clinic.