Thorndike woman accused of bilking man of $2,500

Case remains under investigation; more charges possible
By Tanya Mitchell | Sep 11, 2012
Source: Waldo County Jail Roxanne Conroy

Waldo County — A Thorndike woman who allegedly stole checks from a male acquaintance and then forged and cashed the checks at several locations around the county is facing additional charges this week in connection with the case.

As the result of a joint investigation involving the Waldo County Sheriff's Office and the Maine State Police, Trooper Bethany Robinson summoned Roxanne Conroy, 23, of Thorndike for felony forgery Sunday, Sept. 9.

The Maine State Police further reported that Conroy was already incarcerated at the Waldo County Jail for felony theft and felony forgery from other checks passed in the Waldo County area.

Waldo County Chief Deputy Jeff Trafton said Conroy ended up in jail as a result of another investigation stemming from a complaint regarding stolen checks.

Trafton said Conroy was living with a local male for a short time and while the two were cohabiting, the man ordered a box of new checks. The relationship between the two ended after that, but Trafton said Conroy ended up with the man's checks.

"She was cashing them all over Waldo County," said Trafton.

Trafton said Conroy allegedly forged the checks and either cashed them or bought items at several local convenience stores, including The Depot Store in Unity, Troy General Store and Thompson's Variety in Waldo. Early estimates indicated Conroy wrote checks that totaled $2,500, Trafton said.

WCSO put out a warrant for Conroy's arrest after receiving the complaint about the stolen checks late last week, and Saturday night, Sept. 8, Trafton said WCSO Deputy Cody Laite spotted Conroy as he was conducting a routine patrol. Laite stopped Conroy and arrested her on the warrant, Trafton said.

Police are familiar with Conroy, Trafton said, because Monday, Sept. 3, Conroy was summoned for theft as the result of a complaint that she allegedly stole $120 in cash from an elderly acquaintance.

Trafton said the investigation of the stolen check case continues, and Conroy may face additional charges once that investigation is completed.

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