GALETON — A Ulysses man is in Potter County Jail for allegedly stealing money, giving away a family member’s credit card information and hiding drugs in a diaper bag while talking to police.

Andrew Wenrich, 20, of 360 Johnson Road, is charged with two counts of forgery, second-degree felonies; access device fraud, a third-degree felony; possession of a controlled substance and of marijuana, misdemeanors; two counts of theft and one each of receiving stolen property and identity theft, first-degree misdemeanors; and one count each of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property, third-degree misdemeanors, court records stated.

According to court records, in October, he gave his mother’s credit card information to someone who used it to make more than $8,400 in unauthorized charges; he took money from his aunt, his grandmother and his sister. When state police located him at the American Legion in Ulysses to speak to him, he hid suspected heroin, needles and a spoon inside a diaper bag before going outside to speak to police, court records read.

Wenrich was arraigned Wednesday before District Judge Delores Weiss in Galeton and remanded to jail in lieu of $50,000 bail. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Dec. 17 before Weiss.

 

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