District Court: Couple Waives Theft Related Charges

From the office of Magisterial District Judge Robert Ford.

Charges have been waived against a Franklin Park couple accused of cashing stolen checks.

Stephanie McNickel, 35, is charged with forgery, theft and receiving stolen property and her husband, Shawn McNickel, 34, is charged with access device fraud.

Franklin Park police said Stephanie McNickel stole checks from a home and told her husband, Shawn McNickel, the checks were a blessing. Two of the checks were forged for a total of $410. Police said McNickel used his mother's bank card to cash one of the checks. He told police he was unaware the check was stolen, police said.

The following people were charged and scheduled for preliminary hearings Oct. 30 at District Judge Robert Ford's office in Leetsdale:


Ann Bailey, 49, of Washington, PA charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Leetsdale police were called to Ferry and Broad streets Sept. 10 after police said Bailey's car crashed into a telephone pole then backed into a stop sign, cement wall and shrubs before speeding off. Police reported a blood alcohol level of 0.335 percent, more than twice the kegal limit of 0.08 percent. 

Seth Ross, 22, of Pittsburgh, charged with carrying a firearm without a license, possession of ecstasy and receiving stolen property. Sewickley police reported Ross's vehicle was stopped Sept. 17 on Route 65 for speeding. During a search police found two ecstasy pills and a .45 caliber Glock with a 13-round magazine. The gun was reported stolen Sept. 1 from Pittsburgh, police said. 

Victoria Kitzmiller, 35, of Rochester, charged with three counts possession of a controlled substance. Leetsdale police reported Kitzmiller solicited people for money and harassed them Sept. 22 at Giant Eagle. During a search police found three prescription pain medications.   


Warren Horton, 54, of Sharpsburg, had been charged with impersonating a police officer, simple assault and unlawfun restraint. Charges have been withdrawn.


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