The Rhode Island State Police have arrested a woman suspected of theft and forgery after allegedly victimizing an East Greenwich business, owned by the wife of the late Rhode Island Gov. Bruce Sundlun.
Teresa A. Roby, 37 of 775 Old Baptist Rd. in North Kingstown is being charged with three counts of larceny of over $500, one count of uttering and publishing forged checks and one count of uttering and publishing forged debit cards receipts.
The State Police began to investigate Roby after Susan Sundlun (wife of the late governor and owner of East Greenwich Photo) filed a complaint against Roby – who was the bookkeeper for the business as well as for the Sundluns.
According to police, Roby allegedly used Susan Sundlun's debit card and wrote checks on Sundlun's account for Roby's personal expenses without consent or authorization from November 2010 to August 2011. Additionally, Roby allegedly forged Susan and Bruce Sundlun's names on checks and deposited them into her own personal account, deposited Susan Sundlun's unendorsed paychecks into her account and charged her Verizon cable television, internet and phone bill to East Greenwich Photo. According to reports, she also charged her children's martial arts lessons to Bruce Sundlun's credit card.
In total, Roby fraudulently obtained more than $21,000 from the Sundluns. She was processed at the State Police Wickford Barracks and was released on $10,000 person recognizance.