A Houtzdale man accused of stealing a credit card and using it to ring up almost $10,000 in online gambling bills waived his right to a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge James Glass Wednesday at Centralized Court held at the Clearfield County Courthouse.

Brice William Love, 25, is charged with theft by unlawful taking, a felony of the second degree; access device fraud, felony of the third degree; and receiving stolen property, a felony of the second degree.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, on Nov. 7, a female resident of Ramey reported her Visa credit card was stolen from her residence.

She told state police that she noticed her credit score had gone down and discovered that her Visa credit card that she never used had multiple transactions for online gambling totaling $9,998.75 — and she suspected Love stole the credit card when he was at her residence.

Trooper Andrew Mills discovered that Love used the credit card to purchase a prescription for $280 at a pharmacy in Clearfield.

Love is incarcerated in the Clearfield County Jail in lieu of $5,000 monetary bail.

He was represented by attorney Gregory Davidson of Bellefonte; the commonwealth was represented by Assistant District Attorney Warren B. Mikesell II.

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