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Forgery added to woman's long list of theft charges

A woman facing more than 20 theft, forgery and fraud charges was arrested again last week when Jackson County sheriff's deputies discovered her printing forged payroll checks in a Medford motel room.

Deputies arrested Cynde Lynn Shopp, 32, of the 2700 block of Orchard Home Drive, on forgery, computer crime, identity theft and drug charges. They also arrested William Jack Smail, 23, of Shady Cove, and his wife, Jana Lynn Sweat, 31.

Deputies went to the Budget Motel, at 345 S. Central Ave., Medford, Monday night after a tipster said that people staying there were forging checks on an account belonging to Atlas Mobile Homes of White City, sheriff's Capt. Joe Puckett said. Smail had worked at the mobile home business, Puckett said.

Deputies found 71 fake checks totaling more than &

36;26,200, he said. Investigators are uncertain whether other checks had been cashed.

Shopp, who also uses the surnames Jordan and Kloosterman and the first name Cynthia, was arraigned Wednesday on charges of first-degree forgery and unlawful use of a computer. She remains lodged at the Jackson County Jail on &

36;250,000 bail.

— Separately, she faces trial next week on eight other cases that cover 23 charges, nearly all of which involve fraud, forgery, identity theft and theft, Jackson County Circuit Court records show. All those cases stem from incidents in the past year.

Smail was arraigned Wednesday on charges of unlawful use of a computer, first-degree forgery and possession of amphetamines. He remained jailed on &

36;25,000 bail and was set to return to court Sept. 17.

Sweat, who also uses the last name Smail, was charged with possession and delivery of amphetamines.