Brewer motel resident charged with using stolen checks

Posted Feb. 05, 2013, at 2:36 p.m.
David B. Fisher
Bangor Police Department
David B. Fisher

BANGOR, Maine — An investigation into stolen checks has resulted in the arrest of a Brewer man, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday.

David B. Fisher, 46, who lists a Wilson Street motel in Brewer as his address, was arrested on Jan. 29 and charged with felony theft by unauthorized taking and negotiating a worthless instrument, the sergeant said.

Fisher also was indicted by the Penobscot County grand jury in January for four counts of theft by unauthorized taking and three counts of forgery.

“A woman reported some checks stolen and had been used,” Edwards said of the initial report. “This all started around Thanksgiving. [Officer David Farrar] has been working this for quite a while.”

One of the checks had been used at the Brewer Hannaford grocery store. An employee called Farrar after recognizing Fisher when he entered the store on Jan. 29.

Farrar stopped Fisher at around 12:40 p.m. and “he found a check [belonging to the victim] in his wallet,” Edwards said.

Three of the victim’s checks had been used and combined the thefts totaled under $200, the sergeant said.

In addition to the two felony charges, Fisher also was charged with violating his bail conditions for several pending charges or unpaid fines, a Penobscot County Jail official said. He remained behind bars on Tuesday afternoon, the jail official said.

Fisher was convicted of unlawful possession of scheduled drugs last year and sentenced in October to pay a $400 fine, according to previous Bangor Daily News court listings. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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