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Philadelphia Man Wanted in Hatfield Credit Card Theft Case Nabbed by City Police

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David Tillery, of Philadelphia. Credits: Hatfield Township Police
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For five months, David Tillery was allegedly on the run from Hatfield Township Police on 42 felonies and 22 misdemeanors.

They searched through the summer, with the aid of other police departments. Philadelphia Police eventually captured Tillery Saturday in the City on the arrest warrant, police said.

Tillery, of the 2300 block of North Natrona Street, is now awaiting a preliminary hearing in Montgomery County Correctional Facility on $50,000 cash bail, set by District Judge Elizabeth McHugh at his arraignment.

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A preliminary hearing is set before District Judge Kenneth Deatelhauser in Souderton on Sept. 30 at 10:15 a.m.

Tillery is charged with:

  • Five counts of second-degree felony forgery
  • Five counts of second-degree felony conspiracy to commit forgery by altering writing
  • 10 counts of third-degree felony access device fraud, and 10 counts of conspiracy to commit access device fraud
  • Six counts of third-degree felony receiving stolen property
  • Six counts of third-degree felony conspiracy to receive stolen property
  • Five counts of misdemeanor retail theft
  • Five counts of misdemeanor conspriacy to commit retail theft
  • Six counts of misdemeanor theft by unlawful taking
  • Six counts of misdemeanor conspriacy to commit theft

Tillery, police allege, was one of two persons who robbed an elderly woman of cash and her Kohl's charge card from her purse inside Shop Rite on Forty Foot Road on April 1, Hatfield Township Police said.

The other individual was a heavyset black woman in her mid-40s, wearing a white T-shirt, police said.

Surveillance video captured the couple allegedly targeting the woman, before Tillery allegedly distracted her so his alleged co-conspirator could remove the items from the woman's purse, police said.

The two then left in a gray Mazda with tinted windows and a suspected New York license plate, police said. Ten minutes later, the two are leaving Kohl's at 2333 Welsh Road, Hatfield, with $1,200 worth of merchandise allegedly purchased with the stolen charge card, police said.

Tillery was identified, through extensive media coverage, as a suspect on April 15, police said.

According to Pennsylvania criminal records, Tillery has an extensive criminal history in Montgomery, Bucks and Philadelphia counties.

Most recently, Tillery was found not guilty in December 2013 of robbery, theft, assault and receiving stolen property from a February 2013 arrest in Philadelphia County.

In November 2010, Tillery pleaded guilty to felony retail theft, conspiracy and receiving stolen property charges from an August 2010 arrest in Bensalem Township, Bucks County. He was given one to two years in prison in December 2010, with a concurrent 2-year probation, according to court records.

In 2008, he was arrested in Abington Township on retail theft offenses, later pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a maximum of 23 months in prison, according to court records.

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