Woman indicted on forgery charges

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Published: 7/12/2019 12:44:27 PM
Modified: 7/12/2019 12:44:14 PM

A Jaffrey woman has been indicted on multiple forgery charges related to allegedly falsifying checks.

A Cheshire County grand jury indicted Trisha Jewell, 41, of Jaffrey, on three counts of forgery and one count of theft for allegedly writing checks to herself from another person’s checking over the course of three months.

The three forgery charges are related to Jewell allegedly forging checks in August, September and October of 2018. Each charge relates to multiple checks which Jewell allegedly made out to herself and forged the signature of the account owner.

The jury also indicted Jewell of theft by unauthorized taking related to the check fraud charges. The amount Jewell defrauded was in excess of $1,500, according to court documents.

Because of the amount alleged to have been taken, the theft charge is a class A felony. The forgery charges are Class B felonies.

An indictment is not an indication of guilt or innocence, but a ruling by a grand jury that there is enough evidence for the case to go to trial.


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