Husband and wife accused of theft

WELLSBORO – A husband and wife in this borough face multiple counts each related to identity theft, forgery and theft for allegedly cashing thousands of dollars worth of stolen checks to purchase heroin and buy groceries and items for their children, according to state police.

The offenses occurred on various dates between March and May at Wal-Mart, Weis Market and other locations.

Dustin and Danielle Stohlberg, both in their 30s, of 10207 Route 6, allegedly stole 29 checks from a woman whose home they were staying in.

The woman’s name was forged on all 29 checks, according to police. Danielle Stohlberg told police that she and her husband used some of the checks to buy more than $2,000 of heroin, an affidavit said.

The Stohlbergs were both charged with 29 counts of felony identity theft and felony conspiracy to commit identity theft, according to court documents.

The victim was reimbursed $4,640 from a bank, which is requesting restitution, police said.

The Stohlbergs also are accused of stealing three laptops from the Wellsboro Bible Church, 45 East Ave., on June 11, according to Wellsboro police.

Both were arraigned recently before District Judge Robert L. Repard and committed to Tioga County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail.

They are scheduled to appear before Repard for a preliminary hearing on July 8.