New Era man pleads guilty to illegal debit card use.

September 23, 2019

Jonathon Schamber and attorney Tim Hayes.

New Era man pleads guilty to illegal debit card use.


By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART – A 34-year-old New Era man faces up to 10 months in jail after pleading guilty in 27th Circuit Court Monday, Sept. 23, to illegal use of a financial transaction device.

Jonathon Carl Schamber, of 4590 Seymour Dr., testified before Judge Robert D. Springstead that he used his friend’s debit card last March to buy things for himself that she didn’t authorize.

Oceana County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Chad DeRouin said he is recommending a jail term not to exceed 10 months. Sentencing guidelines in the case are five to 23 months, and the maximum penalty for the felony charge is four years.

Sentencing is set for Nov. 18 at 9 a.m.

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