MEDIA COURTHOUSE — The second of four people charged with stealing from lockers at the Haverford YMCA has pleaded guilty.
Antonio McCallister Jr., 25, of Washington, D.C., entered negotiated guilty pleas before Delaware County Common Pleas Court Judge James Bradley Monday to two counts each of access device fraud and conspiracy to commit access device fraud, both third-degree felonies.
McCallister was sentenced to one year less a day to two years less a day at the county prison in Concord with one year of consecutive probation, as per the plea deal worked out by Assistant District Attorney Brian Doherty and defense counsel Daniel Donohue. He will also pay restitution of $2,075 to Wells Fargo Bank and $2,044 to CVS.
Haverford Township police arrested McCallister Oct. 6 outside the CVS store at 1109 West Chester Pike with Kimberly Wynn, 32, of Baltimore, Md., and Antranelle Cooper, 28, and Marco Morgan, 30, both of Washington, D.C.
The arrest came after YMCA patrons returning to the locker room discovered their locks had been removed, and wallets containing cash, credit and debit cards had been stolen.
While cancelling his cards, one of the victims learned that a card had just been used to make an unauthorized purchase of $2,044 at a CVS. Haverford officers checked at the two nearest CVS locations, including the West Chester Pike location, to see if the purchase had taken place there, with no luck.
But a clerk at the West Chester Pike CVS called 911 about 4:21 p.m. that same day to report that two men had just attempted to purchase $2,000 worth of gift cards using a credit card.
Staff contacted police after the card was declined as the two men fled the store and got into a dark vehicle on Garfield Avenue. Arriving officers blocked a dark blue Nissan Sentra that was attempting to leave from its parked position on Garfield Avenue.
The vehicle had four occupants including two men that matched the description relayed by CVS staff, according to police. The occupants were later identified as Wynn, Cooper, Morgan and McCallister. Officers said they also found bolt-cutters, two cut locks, part of a third cut lock, Visa gift cards, a set of padlock keys and $459 in cash inside the vehicle.
Wynn pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit access device fraud Jan. 14 and was sentenced to six to 23 months at the county prison. Cooper and Morgan are scheduled for hearings Feb. 3 before Bradley.