Man pleads guilty to credit card misuse, forgery, theft

LISBON – Kevin E. Ehrenberg, 52, no address listed, pleaded guilty in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court to misuse of credit cards, three counts of forgery, three counts receiving stolen property and four counts of theft.

Court documents state Ehrenberg had three credit cards belonging to Jeffrey and Linda Flowers between Sept. 1, 2012 and Oct. 18, 2012, which he used to make purchases in the amounts between $7,500 and $150,000. Additionally, he had three checks from Jeff Flowers’ Citibank account, which he forged.

On Sept. 4, 2012, he reportedly deprived a Huntington Bank Account of between $1,000 and $7,500. He also deprived three businesses of payment for their services – Custom Concrete and Construction, Oliver’s Construction LLC and Bruderly Excavating.

Ehrenberg faces up to 13 years at sentencing, which is set for Sept. 16.

Jeremiah J. Kennedy, 31, Tower Road, Salem, was sentenced to 12 months in prison for charges of theft, two counts of receiving stolen property and three counts of forgery. Kennedy was credited with 113 days served. He was ordered to make restitution to Betty McKarns in the amount of $1,140 within two years from his release from prison.

According to court documents, Kennedy took $1,200 from 89-year-old McKarns on Jan. 10, 2012 from her home on Miller Street, Kensington. Then on April 26, 2012, he trespassed into the home of Robin Kenst, North Ellsworth Avenue, Salem; stole checks belonging to Kenst and Angel M. Gorby; and then forged them before providing them to his grandmother so she could cash them at Consumer’s Bank in Salem

Justin E. Crowl, 21, Crosser Road, Lisbon, stipulated to violating his probation for a complicity to breaking and entering conviction. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail, but credited with 10 days served. He was placed on five years intensive supervised probation.

Court documents state in February 2011, Crowl and two others went to the property of Dan Paumier and used Crowl’s truck to transport a stove, refrigerator, I-beams and electrical boxes taken from Paumier’s home and barn. The three then scrapped the items, splitting the proceeds of $100.