Taneytown woman arrested after alleged $9k check fraud

A Taneytown woman was arrested Friday after she allegedly conspired to fraudulently cash stolen checks.

Amy Gennell Dolly, 38, of the 3100 block of Old Taneytown Road, was charged with 30 counts including theft between $1,500 and $25,000 and forgery of a financial instrument. Bail was initially set at $10,000. Dolly was then released on her own recognizance on the charges following a Monday bail review, according to electronic court records. According to the statement of charges, Dolly was incarcerated for unrelated charges at the time of arrest.

According to the statement, investigators from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and banking fraud investigators collaborated after it was determined that several fraudulent checks had been cashed from a man’s account between Oct. 28 and Dec. 4. The total amount gained from the account was $9,009.79.

Investigation revealed that Dolly allegedly approached individuals and said she did not have sufficient identification to cash a check. She would then write the check out to the individual and ask them to cash it for her, according to the statement.

One individual who cashed one of the fraudulent checks told investigators that Dolly fraudulently filled out the check in their presence, then waited in the parking lot of the bank while it was cashed. Dolly paid the individual in drugs and cash for this service, they told investigators. Other payees gave investigators similar accounts, according to the statement.

Dolly was previously employed as a house cleaner for the alleged victim and investigators believe she removed 27 checks from his business checkbook while in the home, according to the statement.

A court date is scheduled for March 27.

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