Hampden man steals checks from girlfriend’s mother, arrested for forgery, theft

Posted March 19, 2012, at 5:16 p.m.
Last modified March 19, 2012, at 6:45 p.m.

HAMPDEN, Maine — A Hampden man is facing charges of theft and forgery after police say he took some checks from his girlfriend’s mother’s house and cashed them.

Cody Reed, 18, had seen the checks at the home, took them and cashed them, Hampden Police Chief Joe Rogers said Monday.

Rogers said the checks, which totaled $255, were cashed on Thursday and Friday. Reed was arrested on Friday.

Reed is facing charges of Class D forgery and Class E theft, but because he “was in the house appropriately,” he avoided a more serious count of Class A burglary, Rogers said.

Reed was taken to the Penobscot County Jail, and has since been released on bail.