An Upper Nazareth Township man is accused of stealing nearly $10,000 from his mother by swiping her debit card while she slept.
Charged is Robert A. Koons, 26, of the first block of Sycamore Street.
Township police last July 26 were notified by Koons' mother of a theft from her PNC bank account. Police obtained bank records spanning April 2015 to July 8, 2016.
Police interviewed Koons on Oct. 26 and he allegedly admitted to taking $9,285 from his mother's account without permission. Koons told investigators he stole his mother's debit card from her purse while she slept and that she had the personal identification number written on a note stuck to the back of the card, according to police.
Police allege he removed cash during multiple transactions over the years from ATM machines at two different convenience stores.
Koons is charged with theft, receiving stolen property, access device fraud and possessing a device known to be counterfeit.
He was arraigned Saturday before District Judge James Narlesky, who set bail at $10,000 unsecured.
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