Thomas Devens, 58, of Brattleboro, VT
Kevin Lynch, 55, of Brattleboro, VT
Det. Sgt. Eaton
Sometime between August 22, 2020 and August 31, 2020, several credit cards were stolen out of a vehicle that was parked at a residence on Western Avenue. Between August 31, 2020 and September 2, 2020, the credit cards were used several times at multiple locations in Brattleboro and Hinsdale, NH totaling just under $2,000.
During the investigation, Thomas Devens and Kevin Lynch were identified and subsequently issued citations to appear in court at a later date for fraudulent use of credit cards.
Gregory Lahue, 27, of Brattleboro, VT
On February 11, 2020 at approximately 2140 hours , Officers of the Brattleboro Police Department were dispatched to a fraud. Officers found evidence that Gregory A. Lahue, 27 of Brattleboro VT , took and used a debit card that did not belong to him. Lahue was issued a citation for False Pretenses or Tokens; Lahue is scheduled to appear in Windham County Superior Court Criminal Division on April, 14 2020 at 0800 hours to face the charge.
Operating without owners consent, Possession of stolen Property, Accessory before the fact, Fraudulent use of a credit card
Patrick Boyer, 33, of Brattleboro, VT
Theresa Gay, 44, of Brattleboro, VT
On February 5, 2020 Brattleboro Police were made aware of a stolen vehicle from Hinsdale, N.H.. Brattleboro Police were able to locate the vehicle on Frost Street in Brattleboro. When Brattleboro Police met with the owner of the truck they were advised there were gift cards and a credit card stolen from inside the truck. The owner reported the credit card was used at two stores in Brattleboro.
On February 11, 2020 Brattleboro Police were advised by the Northfield, M.A. police department they had a series of motor vehicle break-in’s and one vehicle had a credit card stolen out of it. The credit card was used at two Brattleboro locations on February 8, 2020.
On February 12, 2020 Brattleboro Police were made aware of a stolen vehicle from Northfield, M.A.. Brattleboro Police were able to locate the vehicle on Reed Street in Brattleboro. Northfield M.A. Police also advised they had a series of motor vehicle break-ins and one vehicle had a credit card stolen from it and there was an attempted use of it at one location in Brattleboro
After an investigation took place police arrested Patrick Boyer for Operating without owners consent, possession of stolen property and Accessory before the fact. Police also arrested Theresa Gay for possession of stolen property and fraudulent use of a credit card.
Boyer is schedule to appear in court on February 25, 2020 and Gay is scheduled to appear in court on March 31, 2020
George McCline, 29, of Brattleboro, VT
On January 14, 2020 at approximately 1602 hours officers of the Brattleboro Police Department received information that there was a subject at the Police Department wanting to speak with an officer. Upon further investigation it was discovered that George McCline had arranged to have an indivudal cash a check for him that was fraudulent. McCline was later located, issued a citation and released. McCline is scheduled to appear in Windham County Superior Court: Criminal Division on 3/10/2020 to face the charge.
Glenn Thibeault, 65, of Bennington, VT
On September 13, 2018, Brattleboro Police received a report that Glenn Thibeault had written a check for rent, which was then cancelled and payment was not rendered. After the lengthy investigation, Thibeault was issued a citation on January 17, 2020 to appear in court at a later date.
Patrick Boyer, 33, of Brattleboro, VT
On 01/18/2020 at approximately 1830 hours, officers of the Brattleboro Police Department were informed of a male attempting to use a stolen credit card at a business on Canal Street.
Officers found evidence that Patrick Boyer committed the crime of Fraudulent Use and Illegal Possession; Seizure when he attempted to use a credit card that was not his at the business. Boyer was arrested and will appear in Windham County Superior Court on 02/25/2020 to answer to the charges.
Patricia Benedetto, 33, of Brattleboro, VT
On 11/22/19 at approximately 9:35 AM Officers of the Brattleboro Police department responded to a local financial institution for a report of several fraudulent checks being passed to members of the community.
The bank and several victims identified Patricia A. Benedetto as the subject who distributed checks to be cashed. The checks were not the property of Benedetto and had been written on a frozen account.
Benedetto was located and issued a citation to appear at the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division on 2/4/2020 at 8:00 hours.
Paula Lavender, 51, of East Dover, VT
On 7/31/19 a representative of a local auto service station contacted the Brattleboro Police and reported that Paula Lavender had paid for services to her vehicle with a personal check made out for $1034.61. When the business deposited the check, it was rejected by the bank for insufficient funds. The business took steps to notify Lavender of this problem and to give her the opportunity to make good on the debt. No payment was received. Police conducted an investigation and on 10/1/19 Paula Lavender was issued a citation to appear at Vermont Superior Court in Windham on 11/12/19 to answer the charge of uttering a bad check.
Tyler Partyka, 27, of Brattleboro, VT
On 02/12/2019 Brattleboro Police spoke with a female subject regarding fraudulent charges on her debit card. Through investigation it was determined that Tyler J. Partyka fraudulently used the female’s debit card information on multiple occasions.
Partyka was located at a later date and was issued a citation to appear in court on 04/30/2019.
Detective Lieutenant Evans
During the afternoon hours of 11/21/2018 detectives from the Brattleboro Police Criminal Investigation Division executed a search warrant at a residence in Brattleboro. This warrant sought was in relation to the string of thefts and frauds that have been taking place recently. The investigation is ongoing and no further information will be released at this time.
If anyone has information related to these incidents you can notify the police department by:
Calling the Police Department at : 802-257-79520
Calling the Police Department tip line at: 802-251-8188
Calling the statewide tip line at: 844-848-8477 (vtips.info)