Husband and Wife Arrested on Theft Charges

- WILLIAMSPORT, Md. – A husband and wife are facing charges in connection to a string of vehicle thefts reported in Washington County.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged Jesse Earl Bennaka, 31, and Amanda Michelle Benneka, 28. Both are facing a number of charges including theft and credit card offenses, according to a press released issues Tuesday.

Officers report an investigation showed the suspects were stealing wallets, purses and other items out of vehicles in the Williamsport area.

The sheriff’s office is also looking for the owner of an L.L. Bean backpack which was recovered during a search of the suspects’ apartment. The initials “CKF” are embroidered on the backpack.

Anyone who can identify the backpack or anyone that had a credit card or debit card stolen from their vehicle recently and used to make purchases at local retail stores is asked to contact Lt. Greg Alton at (240) 313-2185.

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