BANGOR, Maine — A local woman who gave police the name “Sarah Steele” when charged with stealing in October was arrested Thursday and charged with felony forgery after police ran into her again and discovered she had used an alias.
“She used a false name back in October and during [Thursday’s] investigation they realized who she actually was,” Bangor police Sgt. Garry Higgins said Friday.
Kay Sarah Roy, 33, initially told officers responding to a threat complaint on State Street at about 5:45 p.m. Thursday that her name was Steele and showed them a court document that said she entered a guilty plea for the October theft, the sergeant said. The document was an agreement to pay the theft fine in installments.
“She had already been convicted [of theft] under this other name,” Higgins said.
The investigators were not satisfied with the court paperwork and did a little digging and “found out she was actually Kay Sarah Roy with another date of birth,” Higgins said. “They also identified her by a distinct tattoo on her neck.”
Roy, who has multiple aliases, was charged with aggravated forgery because she signed official documents using the fake name, Higgins said. She was arrested and taken to Penobscot County Jail and remained behind bars Friday afternoon.