Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Leicester woman charged with 18 counts

LEICESTER: Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reports the arrest of a Leicester woman on 18 misdemeanor charges following an investigation by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office. Carleigh Chappel, age 29 of Leicester, has been charged with 9 counts of Petit Larceny (class A misdemeanor) and 9 counts of Identity Theft in the 3rd degree (class A misdemeanor).  It is alleged that Chappel used a family member's credit card information, and, subsequently made five charges to that account during the last week of January and the first week of February. The initial report was handled by Deputy Sheriff Matthew Moran of the Road Patrol Division and the continued investigation and arrest were handled by Sheriff’s Investigator Bradley Schneider of the Criminal Investigations Division.  Assisting in the investigation was member's of the Wyoming County Sheriff's Office Jail Division. Chappel was held at the Livingston County Jail to be arraigned at a later time. While advising the family member of the arrest, it was learned by Investigator Schneider that Chappel may have used the credit card information from another account in this same relative's name.  It is alleged that during the month of February, Chappel used that credit card information to make four more charges to the relatives account.  Deputy Sheriff Jason Butterbrodt of the Road Patrol Division took the initial report and Investigator Schneider followed up with more charges. Chappel was arraigned in the Leicester Town Court yesterday the 8th of March and remanded to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $1,000 cash bail.