Rye, N.H.

Motel owner accused of taking guests’ checks

Police said the owner of a motel in Rye, N.H., has been charged with taking government assistance checks from her guests and depositing them without their knowledge. Police arrested Patricia Larson, 62, on two felony counts of forgery. Larson is the owner of the Rosewood Inn. Police Chief Kevin Walsh told the Portsmouth Herald that the charges allege Larson was intercepting the assistance checks from people who were living at the motel and owed her rent. Walsh said Larson allegedly deposited checks worth $524 and $668.