Stephanie Rochelle Gentry
An accused thief forging checks in Hardin County was handed a grand jury indictment recently.
Stephanie Rochelle Gentry, 38, of Silsbee, was indicted on a total of 12 counts of forgery. Four of the counts are forgery against an elderly person.
On three different occassions, several checks were found forged at different locations around Hardin County from late March to mid-May, according to police reports.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, the checks written and forged exceeded $5,400 in that time period.
Three individuals that testified against Gentry say they knew her when she allegedly stole the checks, according to the affidavit.
When police conducted the investigation into Gentry, she was found to have an extensive criminal history that included theft of property, forgery and credit card abuse, according to the affidavit.
Gentry had been temporarily one of Hardin County’s Most Wanted before being arrested recently.
Forgery of a financial instrument is a state jail felony and forgery against an elderly person is a third degree felony.
Gentry was also indicted on a separate forgery case under the assumed name Stephanie Rochell Carnley
According to the probable cause affidavit, forged checks were found at Rebel Food in Evadale and the Walmart Supercenter in Silsbee.
Investigations into both led to Gentry.
Gentry was held at Hardin County jail with no bond on one of the counts.