Date/Time of Release: 02/13/2012 - 10:00
Contact Person: Dwes Hutson
Contact Number: 541-440-4464
Subject: Winston Woman Arrested for Theft, Forgery and Other Crimes
Date/Time of Incident: 02/10/2012 - 15:30
Incident Location: Douglas County, Oregon
Case Number: 12-467
Arrested: Leischner, Laurie Anne / 26 yoa / Winston, OR
Victim: T3 Construction / Roseburg, OR (Green District)
Business Owner: Picknell, Tyler / 32 yoa male / Roseburg, OR
On January 31, 2012, the Sheriff's Office was contacted by Tyler Picknell, the owner of T3 Construction, regarding forged checks and unauthorized credit card charges.
Picknell told investigators that he had discovered forged checks and unauthorized charges to his business checking and credit card accounts dating back to 2010. During this time, Laurie Leischner was employed by T3 Construction as a secretary. The checks in question were written to Leischner or her business, JL Strategies and Consulting. The total amount of forged checks totaled over $31,000.00. Additionally, over $6,000.00 in unauthorized charges were discovered on the business credit card that had been issued to Leischner. The total loss to the business is reported to be over $37,000.00.
On Friday, February 10th, at about 1530 hours, Leischner was contacted by Sheriff's Detectives. After an interview, Leischner was taken into custody and lodged in the county jail on Aggravated First Degree Theft, Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card, Aggravated Identity Theft, Computer Crime and First Degree Forgery Charges.