Wayne County District Attorney Press Release

Drug dealer arrested for welfare fraud

Posted 12/15/21

HONESDALE, PA — Wayne County District Attorney A.G. Howell announced on December 15 that detectives from his office obtained arrest warrants for Brandy Marienschek of Jermyn, Lackawanna County …

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Wayne County District Attorney Press Release

Drug dealer arrested for welfare fraud

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HONESDALE, PA — Wayne County District Attorney A.G. Howell announced on December 15 that detectives from his office obtained arrest warrants for Brandy Marienschek of Jermyn, Lackawanna County and Tamara Fletcher of Honesdale, Wayne County.  Both females are charged with criminal use of a communication facility (F3), buying or exchanging federal food stamps (M1) and access device fraud (M2).

According to the affidavit of probable cause filed by Wayne County Detective Michael McMorrow and agent Moriah Harding from the Pennsylvania Office of State Inspector General, On December 14, 2020, Brandy Marienschek was arrested by the Wayne County Detectives and charged with the delivery of a controlled substance in Waymart Borough. 

As a result of her arrest, her vehicle was searched and detectives recovered a Pennsylvania Access Card in the name of “Tamara Fletcher.”  A digital extraction was conducted on Marienschek’s mobile device and detectives recovered evidence related to Fletcher exchanging her food stamps as payment for illegal drugs that were being sold by Brandy Marienschek.

At this time, both females have active warrants issued for their arrests.  Anyone with information on their whereabouts are asked to contact the Wayne County Detectives at 570/253-4912.    

*The filing of criminal charges is not evidence of guilt but simply a description of the charge made by the Commonwealth against a defendant. A charged defendant is presumed innocent until a jury returns a unanimous finding that the Commonwealth has proven the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt or until the defendant enters a guilty plea to the charges.

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