Crime and Courts
10:22 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Bethel Woman Charged with Felony Fraud for Bad Checks

KYUK, BETHEL:  Erica Marcie Hoffman, 32, of Bethel, is facing seven felony charges for allegedly writing checks with another woman’s checkbook.  Police arrested Hoffman last Monday after an investigation into a string of bogus checks cashed around town.

According to police, seven checks totaling over $600 were written and cashed, mostly for groceries and gas.

The victims of the alleged fraud told police that a friend of Hoffman's, Michael Langely, had been house-sitting for them recently, with instructions to not let Hoffman enter the home.

The police say Hoffman admitted to writing the checks. At arraignment, her bail was set at $5,000.

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