Pennsville Twp Police Reports Salem, County, NJ

Carneys Point man arrested on multiple charges for stealing $17,822 from 87-yr-old woman

Pennsville Twp – On 4/17/2015 at approximately 10:30 AM Richard A. Wisher (M/60) of Carneys Point was arrested and charged One (1) Count of Burglary, Two (2) Counts of Theft, Two (2) Counts of Forgery and One (1) Count of Uttering a Forged Document.  On April 14, 2015 Police were dispatched to the Lindsay House, which is an Assisted Living Facility, located on Supawna Road in Pennsville for a Theft complaint.

Upon arrival, the officers spoke with an eighty seven (87) year old victim and resident of the Lindsay House.  At this time it was learned that numerous personal checks were taken from the victim.  These checks were forged and cashed at two (2) separate banks, Wells Fargo Bank in Delaware and the Pennsville National Bank in Pennsville. Further investigation revealed that Wisher was employed at the Lindsay House (Assisted Living) as the Maintenance Worker.  Pennsville Police Detectives discovered that Wisher forged and cashed numerous checks in the amount of $13,422.00 in Delaware and $4,400.00 in Pennsville.  Wisher was processed and remanded to the Salem County Correctional Facility in default of $25,000.00 cash bail.

“These are very serious charges, and what’s particularly galling here is Wisher was placed in a position of trust.”


Richard A. Wisher

Richard A. Wisher

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