Lincoln woman charged in ATM theft

Posted Oct. 19, 2010, at 1:43 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 29, 2011, at 11:28 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — State police have charged a young Lincoln woman in connection with a stolen ATM card that was used at stores in Bangor and Lincoln last month.

Police used surveillance video images to identify the woman, Gabrielle Dawson, 23, as she left one of the stores. Additionally, more than 20 tip calls from the public were received confirming the woman’s identity.

Trooper Corey Smith issued Dawson a summons Monday night on charges of misuse of identification and forgery. She also was on probation for a previous theft conviction and is being held at Penobscot County Jail on a probation violation.

Smith said Dawson made a total of $236.58 in purchases at the Hogan Road Deli and Convenience store in Bangor and four more stores in Lincoln (Smokes for Less, Walmart, Why Not Shop and Hannaford) before the card was canceled. The card’s owner, a Winterport resident, told police the card was dropped accidentally Sept. 24, at a parking lot on Hogan Road in Bangor.

Another woman who was seen with Dawson in surveillance photos released last week is not expected to be charged, police said.