St. Johnsbury woman charged with false pretenses, violating release conditions

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ST. JOHNSBURY — A local woman has been charged with false pretenses and violation of conditions of release after an investigation into debit card fraud, Vermont State Police reported.

Carrie Curnin, 46, of St. Johnsbury, was cited to appear in Vermont Superior Court, Washington County, on Feb. 28 at noon, following a month-long investigation into unauthorized transactions on a debit card belonging to Roland Gregoire, 52, of Cabot.

Authorities began the investigation on Feb. 1 after Gregoire reported fraudulent activity on his debit card.

The investigation revealed that Curnin had used the card to pay her utility bills without authorization.

During the process of serving the citation, police discovered that Curnin was also in breach of her conditions of release from a prior case in Vermont Superior Court, Caledonia County.

In addition to the false pretenses charge, she was cited for the offense of violating the conditions of her release.

Curnin is scheduled to appear in court to answer to the charges.

Further details regarding the conditions of her release and the specifics of the debit card fraud have not been disclosed.

The case is ongoing as authorities continue their investigation.

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