JEFFERSON, N.H. (AP) – New Hampshire State Police say a Maine woman tried to use counterfeit money at a Jefferson theme park.

Donna Burbank, 40, of Topsham, Maine, was arrested Monday and charged with fraud, theft and marijuana possession charges.

State police said a ticket seller at Six Gun City noticed something strange about the $20 bills Burbank was using and alerted authorities. Police said they took about $500 dollars worth of counterfeit money from Burbank.

Burbank appears in Lancaster District Court next month.

Inmate gets six more months

ROCKLAND (AP) – A convicted murderer serving a 28-year sentence had six months added to his term Monday for harassing his victim’s mother by sending her a photo of her dead son stuffed in a car trunk.

Steven Schoff, 32, who is at the Maine State Prison for the shooting death of Devin O’Brien at a Lyman gravel pit in 1996, was found guilty last week of sending a greeting card and photo to O’Brien’s mother, Debbie O’Brien of Kennebunk, in 2001.

Michael Willings, 32, who is serving five years for aggravated criminal mischief, had five months added to his sentence. Prosecutors said the men conspired to inflict pain on the O’Brien family, and that Schoff got Willings to mail the photo for him because Schoff was under court order not to have contact with O’Brien’s mother.

Maine Yankee backlands’ sold

WISCASSET (AP) – A Greenwich, Conn.-based company has bought a 431-acre parcel of undeveloped land formerly owned by Maine Yankee with plans to turn it into a technology business park.

Town officials announced Monday that National RE/sources completed its purchase of what is known as the Maine Yankee “backlands” property from the town. The company, founded in 1996, specializes in buying what it calls “environmentally impaired” properties and turning them into technology-based business parks.

The sale concludes a deal that had been in the works since December.

The development of the land is particularly important for Wiscasset because of its previous reliance on Maine Yankee as the largest taxpayer in town.


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