A Milton woman has been arrested in connection with two separate incidents involving the unauthorized use of a vehicle and theft by false pretense.
Milford Police say the first of the two incidents occured on October 12th, when 36 year-old Paula Griffin reportedly used a vehicle without the owners consent and failed to return it. The second of the two incidents occurred on November 7th, when Ms. Griffin reportedly attempted to cash a pair of checks at M&T Bank in Milford. M&T Bank staff became suspicious of the transaction and notified officers. Further investigation into the matter determined the checks were missing from a home in Milton, in an incident that was being investigated by Milton Police.
On 11.22.2016 Ms. Griffin taken into custody and charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, 2 counts of Forgery 2nd, Theft by False Pretense, Attempted Theft by False Pretense, and Receiving Stolen Property. Ms. Griffin was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #2, where bail was set at $3000.00 unsecured. Ms. Griffin is scheduled to appear at the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas on 12.19.2016 for an arraignment on the Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle charge and in the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 12.02.2016 for a Preliminary Hearing for the additional charges.