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TRUMBULL COUNTY Credit-card case is bound over

Published: Sun, February 9, 2003 @ 12:00 a.m.

The Warren woman was not involved in the attack and theft in Boardman, a detective said.
NILES -- A Warren woman charged with felony counts of forgery, credit-card misuse and receiving stolen property has been bound over to the Trumbull County grand jury.
Aaron Kacnarcik, 20, of Charles Avenue, is accused of using stolen credit cards to make purchases last year at stores in Niles, said Niles Detective Jim Robbins. Kacnarcik made six purchases that totaled less than $5,000, Robbins said.
Robbins said Kacnarcik received the cards from a group of men accused of stealing them from a 47-year-old Boardman woman Dec. 28, 2002.
The Boardman woman was attacked as she left the Buffalo Wild Wings in Boardman that evening. She was hospitalized for injuries.
Boardman police have arrested a 17-year-old boy from Cortland in the case. The teenager was cited into Mahoning County Juvenile Court, police said.
Robbins said that a few hours after the attack in Boardman, the men approached Kacnarcik, who was not involved in the Boardman theft and attack, saying they needed a woman to sign on the credit card slips to make the purchases.
Kacnarcik said she felt intimidated by the men, and agreed to the plan, Robbins said. The men had Kacnarcik enter the stores alone to make the purchases, police said.
Kacnarcik is charged with six felony counts of forgery and one felony count each of credit-card misuse and receiving stolen property.
She appeared Wednesday morning in Niles Municipal Court on the charges.

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