Group of people accused of stealing thousands from Bismarck man

(courtesy MGN Online)

BISMARCK, N.D. - Eight people were charged this week in connection to stolen checks that left a Bismarck man out $19,000.

The affidavit says 25-year-old Courtney Claymore, 26-year-old Drew Kadrmas, 43-year-old Sandi Wiest, 30-year-old William Schafer, 42-year-old Thomas Olson, 20-year-old Tabitha McKenzie, 33-year-old Steven Schubert, and 43-year-old Jason Kruckenberg are accused of cashing checks at multiple Capital Credit Union Banks across Bismarck.

Police say the victim reported the incident to police in October, after 12 of his checks had been cashed without permission. He told police there had been $19,500 withdrawn from his account using his checks.

The victim told police he let one of the suspects, Claymore stay at his house in September. Claymore admitted to police to stealing the checks from his home.

Bismarck detectives searched Claymore’s hotel room and found three blank checks and four carbon copies.

The seven other suspects are linked to the case through surveillance video when they went to cash the checks at the banks across the city.

All eight suspects are charged with conspiracy to commit theft and theft.