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Woman cited for unpaid fuel bill

Published September 05. 2013 08:11AM

A Nesquehoning woman faces charges stemming an alleged unpaid fuel bill.

Bobbie Jo Simmons, 32, of 315 E. Catawissa St., faces charges of theft of services and receiving stolen property.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed by borough Officer Timothy Wuttke, on July 26 Wuttke received a call from Jessica Tirpak, an owner of Tirpak Oil. She told Wuttke that on March 27, the company had delivered $359 worth of oil to Simmons' home, and was not paid for it.

Tirpak said the company had never had issues like that before and that Simmons knew the company required payment on delivery when she called and ordered 100 gallons of fuel.

Simmons said she didn't have the cash so she gave the driver a credit card from which he copied the account number.

But when Tirpak ran the numbers, no account was found, and they were unable use it to pay for the fuel.

Numerous calls were made to Simmons, and letters were sent to her address. However, she made excuses and payment was never received.

Wuttke tried multiple times to contact Simmons about the matter, by phone and by going to her house, where he left messages on her door.

However, she did not return his calls or respond the visits.

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