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July 12, 2013
A Williamsport woman has been charged with forging a prescription in Frederick, Md., the Frederick Police Department said. Vanessa Hafer, 39, of the 1000 block of Greenwich Drive was charged with one count of obtaining a controlled dangerous substance by fraud, according to a police department news release. Frederick police said they received a complaint on June 4 about a forged prescription. An investigation determined that Hafer allegedly contacted a pharmacy and forged a prescription that was not issued by a physician, the release said.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | August 9, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A Kearneysville, W.Va., woman who was accused of pocketing thousands of dollars from area businesses last year that gave her money in support of the American Heart Association was sentenced Monday to serve two to 15 years in prison. Angela Renee Shirley, 32, pleaded guilty to one felony count of forgery and one count of transporting a controlled substance into jail. She also pleaded no contest to one count of uttering. Shirley was ordered to serve two, one- to 10-year sentences concurrently, followed by a one- to five-year sentence.
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by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | January 20, 2006
A Hagerstown man was found guilty of forgery Thursday in Washington County District Court. Elmer Paul Line Jr., 25, of 17015 Oakleigh Way in Hagerstown, was charged with forgery of private documents, four counts of uttering false documents, four counts of theft and three counts of forgery, court documents state. Line in early August cashed four checks - totaling $275 - by forging his mother's signature, documents state. Line was found guilty Thursday of forgery of private documents and sentenced to two years in jail, with two years of the sentence suspended, documents state.
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September 21, 2012
A Bunker Hill, W.Va., woman is accused of forging a record to support a claim that she was a certified public accountant, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court documents. Melissa T. Grove, 40, of 175 Charming Lane, was arraigned Friday on one count of forgery of a public record by Magistrate Joan V. Bragg, according to court documents. The West Virginia Board of Accountancy forwarded a complaint concerning the alleged fraud to Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Games-Neely's office last month, according to court documents.
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February 5, 2002
Ex-manager faces forgery, theft charges By MARLO BARNHART marlob@herald-mail.com The embezzlement of more than $22,000 from a Hagerstown advertising firm over a 14-month period has resulted in 16 criminal charges against the company's former business manager. Maryland State Police in early January served Kellie Colleen Mason, 32, of 421 Indiana Ave., Hagerstown, with a criminal summons. The charges include five counts each of forgery, felony theft and uttering, or cashing, forged checks; and one count of theft/scheme.
NEWS
January 19, 2012
The following individuals were indicted this week by a Jefferson County Grand Jury. An indictment merely indicates that an individual is believed to have committed the crime. The grand jury term is expected to conclude today. Those indicted this week include: Virginia L. Tattrie, 55, of 154 Rankin Circle, Martinsburg, W.Va., one count of driving under the influence third offense. Glenn Carrington Robinson, no age available, of 87 Peter Rabbit Drive, Ranson, W.Va., one count of failure to pay child support.
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By TRISH RUDDER | September 20, 2010
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- The man charged with the murder of his father and concealing his dead body, and who was reindicted Sept. 7 by a Morgan County grand jury, was arraigned Monday in Morgan County Circuit Court. Stephen J. Tamburo III, 40, of Berkeley Springs, pleaded not guilty to the reindictment charges of murder, concealment of a dead human body, and six counts of forgery and uttering. Tamburo is alleged to have forged his father's checks and tendered the documents, and Morgan County Prosecutor Debra MH McLaughlin said those charges are part of the murder case.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | September 20, 2012
Indictments on forgery and embezzlement charges were handed up this week by a Jefferson County grand jury against former treasurers - one for a Shepherd University sorority, the other for a local volunteer fire department. Susan Roxanne Carter, 46, of 196 Mountainside Road, Harpers Ferry, W.Va., is charged with 114 counts of fraudulent use of a credit card, 18 counts of forgery and one count of embezzlement while she was the treasurer for the Blue Ridge Mountain Volunteer Fire Department.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | December 31, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Four people were arrested early Tuesday on charges stemming from a crack cocaine investigation at a home in Baker Heights, W.Va., according to complaints filed in Berkeley County Magistrate Court. Those arrested were: o Joseph Garfield Creamer, 52, of 48 Lariat Drive, Kearneysville, W.Va., was charged with delivery of a schedule II narcotic (crack cocaine) and conspiracy to deliver the drug. o Frances Elizabeth Eckhart, 23, of 83 Labonte Drive, Martinsburg, was charged with conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance (crack cocaine)
NEWS
December 30, 2007
Deer trapped in Hagerstown church The Hagerstown Police Department responded Saturday afternoon to Grace Brethren Church for a report of a deer trapped inside the building. Officers responded to the church at 837 Spruce St. at 1:51 p.m., Sgt. Chad Woodring said Saturday night. The deer damaged many of the church's windows and the interior, Woodring said. Officers tranquilized the deer, he said. Pa. State Police arrest Va. fugitive CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Charlottesville, Va., man wanted on numerous forgery charges was taken into custody Friday afternoon after he was stopped for speeding on Interstate 81, according to a Pennsylvania State Police press release.
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July 12, 2013
A Williamsport woman has been charged with forging a prescription in Frederick, Md., the Frederick Police Department said. Vanessa Hafer, 39, of the 1000 block of Greenwich Drive was charged with one count of obtaining a controlled dangerous substance by fraud, according to a police department news release. Frederick police said they received a complaint on June 4 about a forged prescription. An investigation determined that Hafer allegedly contacted a pharmacy and forged a prescription that was not issued by a physician, the release said.
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September 21, 2012
A Bunker Hill, W.Va., woman is accused of forging a record to support a claim that she was a certified public accountant, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court documents. Melissa T. Grove, 40, of 175 Charming Lane, was arraigned Friday on one count of forgery of a public record by Magistrate Joan V. Bragg, according to court documents. The West Virginia Board of Accountancy forwarded a complaint concerning the alleged fraud to Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Games-Neely's office last month, according to court documents.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | September 20, 2012
Indictments on forgery and embezzlement charges were handed up this week by a Jefferson County grand jury against former treasurers - one for a Shepherd University sorority, the other for a local volunteer fire department. Susan Roxanne Carter, 46, of 196 Mountainside Road, Harpers Ferry, W.Va., is charged with 114 counts of fraudulent use of a credit card, 18 counts of forgery and one count of embezzlement while she was the treasurer for the Blue Ridge Mountain Volunteer Fire Department.
NEWS
May 23, 2012
A Berkeley County grand jury Wednesday indicted a Baltimore attorney, who is accused by multiple clients of failing to provide the legal services they paid for was indicted. Kenneth J. Ford, 37, of 8 Charles Plaza, Apt. 1502, was indicted on five felony counts of obtaining money by false pretenses, one count of forgery of a public record and one count of uttering a public record, according to an indictment released by Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Games-Neely's office.
NEWS
January 19, 2012
The following individuals were indicted this week by a Jefferson County Grand Jury. An indictment merely indicates that an individual is believed to have committed the crime. The grand jury term is expected to conclude today. Those indicted this week include: Virginia L. Tattrie, 55, of 154 Rankin Circle, Martinsburg, W.Va., one count of driving under the influence third offense. Glenn Carrington Robinson, no age available, of 87 Peter Rabbit Drive, Ranson, W.Va., one count of failure to pay child support.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | March 28, 2011
A man accused of setting fire to a vacant duplex in Martinsburg last year was sentenced Monday to serve as many as 71 years in prison for the arson and a string of other crimes committed in Berkeley County about a year ago. Joshua D. Stevens, 31, was sentenced by presiding 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Gray Silver III after entering Alford pleas to 10 misdemeanor and felony charges, including arson, burglary, robbery, breaking and entering, and forgery...
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By TRISH RUDDER | September 20, 2010
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- The man charged with the murder of his father and concealing his dead body, and who was reindicted Sept. 7 by a Morgan County grand jury, was arraigned Monday in Morgan County Circuit Court. Stephen J. Tamburo III, 40, of Berkeley Springs, pleaded not guilty to the reindictment charges of murder, concealment of a dead human body, and six counts of forgery and uttering. Tamburo is alleged to have forged his father's checks and tendered the documents, and Morgan County Prosecutor Debra MH McLaughlin said those charges are part of the murder case.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | August 9, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A Kearneysville, W.Va., woman who was accused of pocketing thousands of dollars from area businesses last year that gave her money in support of the American Heart Association was sentenced Monday to serve two to 15 years in prison. Angela Renee Shirley, 32, pleaded guilty to one felony count of forgery and one count of transporting a controlled substance into jail. She also pleaded no contest to one count of uttering. Shirley was ordered to serve two, one- to 10-year sentences concurrently, followed by a one- to five-year sentence.
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By BRIDGET DiCOSMO | October 29, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Charges against a Smithsburg woman in a forged prescription case were dismissed Thursday morning in Washington County Circuit Court. Elizabeth Hurtman's case was to be heard in Washington County District Court in August, but was moved to circuit court when she requested a jury trial. The case was dismissed Thursday during a hearing in circuit court as part of an agreement that Hurtman would plead guilty to similar charges in district court. Hurtman was charged with theft of less than $100, four counts of possessing a forged prescription, four counts of obtaining drugs by fraud and four counts of issuing forged prescriptions.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | May 19, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A Berkeley County father, being held in the Eastern Regional Jail on 26 counts of sexually abusing his 11-year-old daughter, was indicted Tuesday by a Berkeley County grand jury. His indictment was among more than 20 handed down during the jury's daylong deliberations. The panel is expected to continue hearing cases today and possibly Thursday. The name of the 36-year-old defendant is not being published to protect the child's identity. According to court records, he was charged with incest, sexual abuse by a parent, and second- and third-degree sexual assault.
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