DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — A Parkman woman is facing charges after opening three credit cards in an elderly man’s name and racking up $5,000 in funds, according to police.
Moria McGarry, 33, was formally charged by Piscataquis County sheriff’s deputies with forgery and theft on April 25 after a lengthy investigation, according to Investigator Guy Dow.
McGarry is scheduled to appear in court to face the charges on June 2. She was not arrested.
The sequence of events in the case began in 2013 when McGarry’s husband befriended the victim, according to Dow.
“They ran errands for him and did things for him,” said Dow.
In January and February, the man discovered funds were missing from his bank account, Dow said, and investigation revealed a number of withdrawals had been made online.
It turned out that McGarry had taken out three credit cards in the man’s name, Dow said. One card had $800 in funds charged to it, another $500 and another $3,700, the investigator said.
“He [the victim] knew because funds were being depleted on his account,” Dow said, who added that McGarry was using funds from the victim’s account to pay off one of the cards.
A search warrant on McGarry’s residence was conducted in March and identity theft evidence was discovered by authorities, Dow said. The credit card accounts have been closed, he added.