Woman steals family member’s checkbook, held on $33,400 bail

SANTA CLARA — A 25-year-old woman was arrested on charges of theft and forgery after she admitted to taking a family member’s checkbook.

Santa Clara-Ivins Police arrested Saryssa Breann Sagendorf, of St. George, after she admitted in an interview to writing and signing six checks from the account holder’s checkbook.

Saryssa Breann Sagendorf, of St. George, Utah, booking photo posted Oct. 9, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News
Saryssa Breann Sagendorf, of St. George, Utah, booking photo posted Oct. 22, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

“She wrote a total of six different checks to various people to cash for her,” Santa Clara-Ivins Offier JD Shafer wrote in the probable cause statement supporting the arrest. “Two of the checks did not go through but four of them were cashed and money was obtained to a total of $880.”

Sagendorf was charged with six counts of forgery, all third-degree felonies; and five counts of theft, all class B misdemeanors. She was booked into the Purgatory Correctional Facility where she remains with bail set at $33,400.

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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13 Comments

  • JAR October 24, 2014 at 11:38 am

    The ‘female dog’ needs the stuff knocked out of her before she’s goes to rehab.

  • Chuck Brown October 24, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    CHECK her into Purgatory for a good 30 days….

  • DAVE RABBITT October 24, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Just “who” are the six various people, that she wrote checks to, to cash for her – and “why” are they not to be brought up on charges of fraud, as well?

    “JAR” – You need therapy.

  • Koolaid October 24, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    She may have been writing those checks for some fundraiser. Surely she isn’t worthy of a harsher penalty than that esplin guy embezzling about a million dollars who got off with nothing more than a light penalty, right?

    • cha cha October 24, 2014 at 10:30 pm

      After all this time of reading your comments koolaid, I have to say; I absolutely agree! 😉

  • groanattack October 24, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Beware the SCUM you call family!

  • JAR October 24, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Ah, KoolAid is telling union political jokes again. We expect it KoolAid. That’s the role you were assigned to do. Your next assignment is to arrange a Al Sharpton type march down Main Street protesting the local police for profiling young dope dealers who happen to be non- white.

  • ladybugavenger October 24, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Obviously she needs a #fundraiser, she could get thousands instead of here measly $880

  • Koolaid October 24, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    Another hard lookin’ Dixie woman that could pass for a guy.

  • Jason October 25, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    She looks like she is a moron who has not been paying her 10% for awhile.

  • Betty October 25, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Wow, Thanksgiving is going to be awkward this year!

  • Sampsonite October 26, 2014 at 4:03 am

    I know this girl, known her a while. Haven’t spoken to her in a long time. She hit a crossroads in her life and just didn’t do the right thing last I spoke with her. I wish her nothing but the best. Hope karma teaches her to make the right choices for her and her family. And hope she can rid herself of all the people and things she lets drag her down into this …. Surprised? No. Sad. Not for her but yes.
    Ed. ellipsis.

  • Sampsonite October 26, 2014 at 4:09 am

    I know this girl, known her a while. Haven’t spoken to her in a long time. She hit a crossroads in her life and just didn’t do the right thing last I spoke with her. I wish her nothing but the best. Hope karma teaches her to make the right choices for her and her family. And hope she can rid herself of all the people and things she lets drag her down into this stuff. Surprised? No. Sad. Not for her but yes.

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