Woman accused of stealing ex-boyfriend’s checks, forging his name at Waldo County stores

Posted Sept. 10, 2012, at 6:38 p.m.

THORNDIKE, Maine — A woman accused of stealing a box of checks from an ex-boyfriend and using them to take $2,500 worth of money and goods from Waldo County mom-and-pop stores was arrested this weekend by police.

Roxanne Conroy, 23, of Thorndike was charged Saturday on a warrant for theft issued by the Maine State Police, which investigated the incident along with the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office.

Conroy is believed to have taken her ex-boyfriend’s checks and forged his name to purchase goods at convenience stores around the county over the last couple of weeks, according to Chief Deputy Jeff Trafton of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office.

She would write checks for more than the purchase amount and pocket the rest of the money, Trafton said.

“If she was successful with the morning clerk, she waited for the shift change and tried again,” he said.

Police also issued a summons to Conroy for operating after suspension, he said.

She was taken to Waldo County Jail to be booked and then was transferred to Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset.