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Five women charged in bad check scheme; four were in prison together; police need help finding them

Posted 4/17/19

It didn’t take long for four women who had been in the same state prison at about the same time to get in trouble with the law again, according to Middletown borough police.

Police on April …

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Five women charged in bad check scheme; four were in prison together; police need help finding them

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It didn’t take long for four women who had been in the same state prison at about the same time to get in trouble with the law again, according to Middletown borough police.

Police on April 10 charged five women — three from Harrisburg and two from Middletown — with running a bad check scheme targeting the Members 1st Federal Credit Union.

None of the five women had turned themselves in to borough police as of Wednesday morning. Police were asking residents for help in locating the five suspects, according to the borough's Crimewatch site.

The offenses occurred in October and December, according to arrest papers Middletown police filed with District Judge David Judy.

The total amount of the checks written was $2,250, with a net loss to Members 1st of $1,147.46, police said.

One of the women being charged, Destany Nicole Miller, 27, of the 2200 block of Walnut Street in Harrisburg, owes Members 1st an additional $1,317.06, police said.

Police in arrest papers called Miller a “key player” in what was described as “an organized fraud group working out of the Middletown area” consisting of the five women.

All charged with conspiracy, access device fraud, and bad checks are Miller; Goldie M. Duncan, 37, of the 1300 block of Howard Street in Harrisburg; Santa Tomasa Flores, 23, of the 1100 block of North 15th St. in Harrisburg; Waleska Ivette Guadalupe-Rosario, 35, of the 100 block of Wayne Avenue in Middletown; and Erin E. Pinterich, 29, also of the 100 block of Wayne Avenue in Middletown.

Miller is also charged with driving under suspension.

All five women are awaiting setting of a preliminary hearing.

All except Flores had been in Muncy State Prison at or about the same time in about the last year, police said.