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Woman faces charges of check forgery

A Sandy Development Co. worker is accused of writing company checks to herself and forging her boss' signature.

By SAUNDRA AMRHEIN
Published October 4, 2003

DADE CITY - A 28-year-old woman was charged with forging 21 checks worth almost $7,000 that belonged to her employer.

Amy Lee Rockwell, of 40050 Pretty Redbird Road, Zephyrhills, was arrested Thursday and charged with 21 counts each of forgery and passing forged checks, according to records with the Dade City Police Department.

Between July 19 and Sept. 25, Rockwell cashed forged checks from her employer, Sandy Development Co. in Dade City, either at Dade City's Community National Bank or the Kash n' Karry, the records show.

The value of all 21 checks totals $6,941, according to the police records.

A manager at Sandy Development Co. refused to comment.

Dade City Police Capt. David Duff said Rockwell was making checks out to herself and forging her boss' signature while taking the company's checks to the bank.

Rockwell cashed checks as low as $150 and as high as $800, according to police records.

Records show she sometimes cashed checks two days in a row.

Company officials learned about the checks when they received their latest bank statement, Duff said.

They called Dade City police about a week ago.

Rockwell gave a statement when police arrested her, he added.

Rockwell remained at the Land O'Lakes jail Friday in lieu of $105,000 bail.

[Last modified October 4, 2003, 02:04:40]


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