For Immediate Release
September 21, 2009
Assistant Attorney General James T. Boffetti
603) 271-3671 or (603) 724-0174
Attorney General Michael A. Delaney announces that Holly Wheatley, 36 years old, of Pembroke, a former state employee at the New Hampshire Department of Resource and Economic Development, has been indicted by a Merrimack County Grand Jury on fourteen counts of felony theft and nine counts of forgery.
Those charges are the result of an extensive investigation by the Attorney General's Office into Wheatley's activities while working as a program specialist for the Procurement Technical Assistance Program within the Department of Resource and Economic Development. The indictments allege that between December 10, 2006 and September 22, 2008, Wheatley exercised unauthorized control over thirteen checks with an aggregate amount in excess of $22,000.00 and that Wheatley altered those checks by adding her name to each check before cashing them at her own bank.
Wheatley was charged with Class A Felony charges of Theft by Unauthorized Taking, with extended term, which carry a maximum penalty of up to 30 years at the state prison and a $4,000 fine for each offense; and Class B Felony charges of Forgery, with extended term, which carry a maximum penalty of up to 30 years at the state prison and a $4,000 fine for each offense.
Wheatley will be arraigned in the next few weeks at the Merrimack County Superior Court in Concord.
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