PLYMOUTH - A Terryville man has pleaded not guilty to stealing his elderly fatherâ€™s credit card, charging $12,000 to it. Jack Jablonski, 53, of 11 Lovely St., appeared Friday in Bristol Superior Court, where his attorney, Alfonzo Sirica, said he is expecting state prosecutors to extend a plea bargain offer to his client by his next court date, on Jan. 19.
During the brief hearing, Jablonski, who is being held on $5,000 bond, pleaded not guilty to charges of credit card theft, illegal use of a credit card, obtaining money, goods or services through illegal use of a credit card, identity theft, second-degree larceny and criminal impersonation.
According to the warrant, Jablonskiâ€™s 80-year-old father went to police on Sept. 8 and said his son had been destroying his house, often spending his days under the influence of alcohol while living there, and had stolen from him. The man told police he had tried to use his credit card sometime in August and found that there was no more credit available.
Upon researching it further, the father found that $7,000 was charged to the card last fall and another $5,000 was charged this year, reaching the $12,000 limit. The man told police Jablonski is the only person who had lived with him during that time period.
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