Greensburg Police allege woman bilked 14 customers in firearms sale scheme
Greensburg Police accused an Allegheny County woman this week of bilking $15,235 from 14 customers in an online firearms sale scheme.
Jennefer Bittner, 24, of Monroeville, was charged by city police with 14 counts each of theft, theft by deception and receiving stolen property before District Judge Chris Flanigan.
Det. Sgt. Charles Irvin alleges that Bittner placed multiple advertisements on a website Armslist.com in 2018, selling various firearms between April and October and had some of the customers reply by sending money orders to an address of “a friend” who resides in Greensburg.
Irvin wrote in court documents that the amounts ranged between $1,850 and $300.
“In each of these cases payment was made for a firearm advertised on Armslist.com. In each of these cases no firearm was delivered to any victim,” Irvin wrote in the complaint.
After speaking with Bittner, who said a friend was a partner in the sales, Irvin said that he obtained records from Bittner’s bank accounts. Irvin said the records indicated all of the checks were written and endorsed by Bittner and deposited into her bank account.
Bittner could not be reached for comment.
A preliminary hearing has not been scheduled.
Paul Peirce is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul at 724-850-2860, [email protected] or via Twitter .