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Township Police Allege Thefts Occurred At ATMs

SANATOGA PA – A 23-year-old Pottstown man is due in court April 7 (2014; Monday) to face charges lodged by Lower Pottsgrove police that he allegedly stole nearly $9,000 from a bank account using an ATM card without the owner’s authorization, The (Pottstown PA) Mercury newspaper reported.

Township Police Allege Thefts Occurred At ATMsReporter Caroline Sweeney wrote that borough resident Bradley Thomas Sjostrom was said by police to have used the card without permission 63 times during a three-month period through mid-February. Police indicated more than half of the transactions occurred at the ATM machine located outside the Turkey Hill convenience store at 3051 E. High St., according to Sweeney.

Sjostrom and a son of the victim, who was not identified, reportedly are friends. Police said “that is how he allegedly gained access to the card,” Sweeney wrote. Sjostrom and another suspect appeared on video surveillance footage obtained from Turkey Hill other locations, and were seen using the ATMs there, police added.

Sjostrom has been charged with theft by unlawful taking, theft by deception, receiving stolen property and other theft-related charges.

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