Charges withdrawn against couple in alleged scam

From staff reports

Charges have been withdrawn against a couple from Palmyra who were accused of trying to scam $15,000 from a Jackson Township woman in February.

Venango County Assistant District Attorney Justin Fleeger said charges against Tiffany Buie, 25, and Keno Daley, 31, were withdrawn, pending further investigation.

The couple had been facing felony and misdemeanor counts related to conspiracy, theft, criminal mischief and harassment.

A criminal complaint filed through district judge Andrew Fish’s office said on Feb. 14, Franklin state police were sent to a Jackson Township residence for a reported fraud.

Police spoke with a woman who said she had tried to mail $9,800 in cash to a residence on North Railroad Street in Palmyra, where Buie and Daley resided, the complaint said.

Franklin state police spoke with the woman again on Feb. 21, and returned her $9,800, the complaint said.

The woman’s son also brought in a copy of a cashier’s check in the amount of $500 that his mother had tried to send to Buie, the complaint said. Police then traveled with the woman to Northwest Savings Bank in Franklin to view her bank statements, the complaint said.

The statement for the checking account revealed a $4,700 withdrawal, which the woman said she already mailed to the North Railroad Street residence, according to the complaint.

The statement for the savings account corroborated with the $9,800, which the woman had tried to send to Buie and Daley, the complaint said.

Daley was released Wednesday from the Venango County jail.

Buie had been free on unsecured bail.