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Police charge women with theft and fraud; one at large

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 2:24 p.m.

A Somerset County woman was charged in an incident of fraud and theft involving a Boswell man, and police are looking for an alleged accomplice.

According to state police, Samantha Jo Humbert, 28, of Rockwood and Shannon Beth Lester, 37, of Somerset entered the 64-year-old man's residence on June 25.

Police said Humbert distracted the man, while Lester allegedly took two checks from two checkbooks.

The man was defrauded of $1,000, police said.

Last week, charges of conspiracy to commit forgery and conspiracy to commit theft were filed against Humbert with District Judge Susan Mankamyer, and charges of forgery and theft were filed against Lester.

Warrants were issued for both women. Humbert was taken into custody and later freed on $5,000 bail. She faces a preliminary hearing before Mankamyer on July 30.

Anyone with information on Lester's whereabouts is asked to contact police at 814-445-4104.

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