8.08.12 Access Device Fraud Charges

8 August 2012 by Lt. Todd Umstead

Ronald J. Hunsicker

Lancaster City Police have charged the below individual with (25) counts of Access Device Fraud, one count of Dealing in Proceeds of Unlawful Activity and one count of Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition. These charges stem from a lengthy and complex investigation in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, Charitable Trusts & Organization Section.

Defendant:        Ronald J. Hunsicker 66-year-old male

                        700 blk. Woodfield Dr.

                        Lititz, PA

Between January 2005 – March 31, 2010, Ronald J. Hunsicker was the President/CEO of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP), headquartered at 313 W. Liberty St., Lancaster, PA. While in this capacity, Hunsicker applied for and received 25 credit cards from various credit card companies.   Hunsicker applied for the credit cards in his name or jointly with NAATP.  NAATP was listed as the responsible party on each of these credit cards and Hunsicker had the credit card statements mailed to 313 W. Liberty St.  For over five years Hunsicker utilized these cards for various personal expenses. During this time period Hunsicker paid balances on each credit card with money diverted from the NAATP account in an amount in excess of $98,177.00. This was done to cover the personal expenses he had accrued.

The fraudulent transactions were discovered by an employee of NAATP, who notified the PA Office of the Attorney General, which notified the Lancaster City Police. NAATP had no knowledge that Hunsicker was utilizing the credit cards for personal gains and did not grant him permission to do so. Following an in-depth investigation, it was determined that Hunsicker made over one million dollars in credit card transactions and that $520,049.00 of these transactions were personal in nature. LCPD Det. Toby Hickey filed the above charges against Hunsicker before MDJ Bruce Roth. Hunsicker was arraigned on August 07, 2012 and released on $25,000.00 unsecured bail.

 All persons accused of a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.