An area man charged with robbery and theft faces more than a dozen new charges after investigations allegedly revealed several credit card thefts throughout October.
Kenneth T. Leh, 29, was charged Oct. 31 with felony robbery after reportedly threatening a pizza delivery driver in State College and demanding the driver’s wallet and phone. Leh allegedly fled the scene, taking the pizza with him.
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According to several affidavits filed by Patton Township police, multiple reports of credit card thefts were attributed to Leh, resulting in about $1,400 lost.
An individual who was interviewed in early October reported several unauthorized transactions on different credit cards, police said. Losses totaled about $887.
Investigations showed a purchase for an iPad through Walmart.com, police said. The order reportedly had Leh’s phone number and email address with delivery to a Boalsburg address where Leh had been living at the time.
The Boalsburg residents reported that a package had arrived for Leh while he was staying there, police said. Leh had reportedly talked about selling the iPad for drug money and disappeared from the residence shortly after.
An iPad was returned to a local Gamestop on Oct. 16, police said, as Leh was given $120 for the device. In an interview, Leh allegedly admitted to selling the iPad to Gamestop, police said, as well as using a credit card for taxi rides in the area.
Also on Oct. 16, a second individual reported that someone had entered his vehicle along Vairo Boulevard and removed a debit card, police said. The card was then reportedly used at Sheetz, Walmart and on a food order via Grub Hub for a total of about $269.
Video footage from Sheetz and Walmart reportedly showed Leh making charges on that day, police said.
On Oct. 23 a wallet was reported stolen from a different vehicle, police said, with card charges at Walmart and Sheetz totaling about $250. Video footage from Sheetz reportedly showed Leh also taking an unknown amount of bills and coins out of the Sheetz-For-Kids charity jar.
Charges were filed against Leh through District Judge Kelley Gillette-Walker, court documents said, and included felony charges of access device fraud, theft by deception and receiving stolen property, and misdemeanor counts of theft from a vehicle, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.
Leh remains in custody at Rockview state prison.