By John Collins
NASHUA -- A Hudson, N.H. woman who was arrested for stalking her ex-boyfriend, was also charged with forging a check that was stolen from her grandfather after an outstanding warrant for her came up during booking, police said.
Danielle Labonte, 23, of 14 Glen Drive, was arrested on a warrant issued out of Nashua, charging her with forgery, a class B felony. She was also charged with domestic violence: stalking, a class A misdemeanor.
Pending arraignment in Nashua District Court, Labonte was being held at The Nashua Police Department on $10,000 bail, Lt. Denis Linehan reported.
According to the police report compiled by detectives in the NPD's Criminal Investigation Division, Labonte was reported to have stolen 11 blank checks belonging to her grandfather, all of which she later forged his name to and cashed in various communities in southern New Hampshire.
One of the checks was cashed in Nashua according to her grandfather, who reported that to Nashua police on April 30.
"In Nashua, she only forged one check by the looks of it, and that one was for $180," Linehan said. "She probably will also have to face other charges in other jurisdictions where the checks were cashed."
A warrant for Labonte's arrest was issued, and on May 22 she was located in the company of a Nashua man, an ex-boyfriend, who she was prohibited from being with, Linehan reported. As a result of bail conditions stemming from a prior incident between the two, Labonte was charged with domestic violence: stalking.
"Because she was arrested on the domestic violence charge, her name came up in the computer as a suspect in the forgery," Linehan said. "That's why our detectives were able to get (the forgery case against Labonte) moving quicker than usual, and before she might be charged in the other communities."
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