• Woman accused of misusing bank cards, checks
    August 06,2014
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    BENNINGTON — A Cambridge, N.Y., woman was charged with multiple felonies Tuesday after police said they believed she had misused other people’s debit cards and one man’s checking account.

    Lynn Senecal, 43, pleaded innocent Tuesday in Bennington criminal court to 11 felony counts of forgery and seven misdemeanor charges of using false tokens in one case. She also pleaded innocent Tuesday in the same court to a misdemeanor charge of using false tokens in a second case.

    Officer David Rowland of the Bennington Police Department said in the first case that he met with a man Jan. 15 who said he used to have a relationship with Senecal. The man said that the relationship was over but Senecal was still using his credit card and writing checks against his bank account.

    Rowland said there was more than $700 charged to the credit card, mostly in December, and about $2,500 in checks cashed in April and May 2013.

    In the second case, Trooper Christopher Burnett of the Vermont State Police said he met with another man who said Senecal was using his bank card without permission. Burnett did not give a total but said one charge, for $89.25, was for a body piercing.

    Rowland said he learned Senecal was in jail in Washington County, N.Y., in March. Rowland said Senecal told him she was being held in connection with a case involving the use of a stolen credit card but said she “did not provide any more specifics.”

    On Tuesday, Senecal was released without bail.
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