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Roseburg woman held on $1.82 million bail in theft and forgery case

A Roseburg woman was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of using a relative’s identity to steal about $1,700, Roseburg police said.

Police suspect Carrie Michelle Peel, 40, forged numerous checks and deposit slips in the victim’s name.

Police also suspect Peel provided a forged check Wednesday to Jennifer Wallis, 35, of Roseburg, who tried to use the check at a business shortly before 10 a.m. in the 1100 block of West Harvard Avenue, police said.

Wallis was arrested on suspicion of third-degree theft and second-degree forgery.

Peel was arrested at about 11 a.m. in the 1500 block of North Beacon Street on suspicion of 11 counts of first-degree forgery, 13 counts of identity theft, first-degree theft, second-degree theft, third-degree theft, 11 counts of computer crime and two counts of second-degree forgery.

Both women were taken to the Douglas County Jail. Peel remained in custody today in lieu of $1.82 million bail and Wallis in lieu of $7,500 bail.

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The News-Review Updated Jun 17, 2014 12:13PM Published Jun 12, 2014 11:08AM Copyright 2014 The News-Review. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.