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City man charged in credit card fraud; College official's wife an alleged victim.

Byline: Gary V. Murray

WORCESTER - A Pleasant Street man charged with breaking and entering breaking and entering v., n. entering a residence or other enclosed property through the slightest amount of force (even pushing open a door), without authorization. If there is intent to commit a crime, this is burglary. , larceny larceny, in law, the unlawful taking and carrying away of the property of another, with intent to deprive the owner of its use or to appropriate it to the use of the perpetrator or of someone else.  and fraudulent use of a credit card was ordered held on $16,000 cash bail yesterday.

Donald J. St. Clair, 37, of 87 Pleasant St., was arraigned in Worcester Superior Court on three counts of breaking and entering in the daytime with intent to commit a felony, larceny from a building and two counts each of fraudulent use of a credit card over $250, possession of burglary tools and attempting to commit a crime (breaking and entering), crimes he is alleged to have committed on various dates from Oct. 12 to March 21 in Worcester.

Mr. St. Clair, who pleaded not guilty, was ordered held on $16,000 cash bail as requested by Assistant District Attorney Christopher P. Hodgens. Judge Robert C. Cosgrove set the bail without prejudice Without any loss or waiver of rights or privileges.

When a lawsuit is dismissed, the court may enter a judgment against the plaintiff with or without prejudice. When a lawsuit is dismissed without prejudice
, which will allow Mr. St. Clair's appointed lawyer, Julie Bowden, to seek a bail reduction at a later date.

One of the allegations against Mr. St. Clair is that he used credit cards belonging to Christine Zirkle, wife of Becker College Becker College is a college in Massachusetts with campuses in Worcester and Leicester. History
The historic Leicester campus began as Leicester Academy in 1784 - the 19th oldest campus in the country, which claimed a charter signed by John Hancock.
 President Kenneth E. Zirkle, to make more than $3,000 in fraudulent charges, according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.

2. In keeping with: according to instructions.

 records in Central District Court, where he was arraigned in February. A Worcester County grand jury handed up indictments against him April 20, moving his case to Worcester Superior Court.
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Publication:Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, MA)
Date:May 30, 2007
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