LOCKPORT – A Cambria woman pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Niagara County Court to a 10-count indictment accusing her of taking part in a recent forged check scam and two 2011 drugstore burglaries.
Katherine E. Billingsley, 22, of Lower Mountain Road, was indicted on charges of second-degree forgery and criminal possession of a forged instrument in connection with the September 2012 forgery of stolen checks from a Cambria man. Shane M. Phillips, 25, of Baer Road, Cambria, pleaded guilty in that case Feb. 21.
Assistant District Attorney Joseph A. Scalzo said Billingsley was an alleged accomplice in the theft of painkillers from Wilson Community Pharmacy in Wilson Feb. 9, 2011, and at Peterson Drug Co. in Newfane May 18, 2011. She is charged with two counts each of third-degree burglary and third-degree grand larceny and single counts of second-degree and third-degree criminal mischief and third-degree and fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Alexander J. Shelbayeh, 23, of Youngstown-Wilson Road, Wilson, was paroled from state prison in August after serving about nine months for the drugstore break-ins.