Rockland man accused of trying to bilk city of welfare funds to pay electric bills

Posted Jan. 05, 2012, at 4:08 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 05, 2012, at 5:36 p.m.

ROCKLAND, Maine — A local man has been summoned for allegedly forging documents in an attempt to get general assistance from the city.

Jeremy Wadsworth, 26, of Rockland is charged with forgery, according to the Rockland Police Department.

“Wadsworth went to the general assistance office at Rockland City Hall and attempted to acquire money,” stated a press release from the Police Department. “While doing this Wadsworth falsified information on the general assistance application and then created a false rent receipt in order to support the information he provided.”

The motive? Wadsworth owes more than $1,000 to Central Maine Power Co. and needed to pay his delinquent electricity bills, according to police on Thursday.

Wadsworth does not have a court date yet, according to the local courts.

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