Spotsylvania pair charged with vehicle theft, nearly $5K in bad checks

Spotsylvania pair charged with vehicle theft, nearly $5K in bad checks
Matthew Sullivan, left, and Jessica Rogers, were booked into the Rappahannock Regional Jail.

STAFFORD, VA (WWBT) - Two suspects accused of writing nearly $5,000 worth of bad checks have been arrested in Stafford.

Matthew Philip Sullivan, 40, of Spotsylvania, is accused of cashing multiple checks without having the proper funds at Kwik Mart located at 115 Onville Road.

Deputies with the Stafford County Sheriff's Office said the owner of the store reported Sullivan and said the checks were in the name of Jessica Rogers, 41, of Spotsylvania.

The checks were used to purchase drywall, paint, concrete, shingles, deck materials and other supplies.

The sheriff's office said the total amount of the fraudulent checks was $4,854.93.

A detective contacted Sullivan who admitted to cashing the checks and knowing there was insufficient money to back them. The investigation also led detectives to believe Sullivan and Rogers were involved in several vehicle thefts from a business where Sullivan worked.

The sheriff's office said Sullivan hired a towing company to remove the vehicles.

Sullivan was charged with obtaining money by false pretenses, grand larceny and conspiracy to commit larceny. Rogers was charged with issuing bad checks and conspiracy to commit larceny. Both were booked into the Rappahannock Regional Jail.

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