GUILFORD — Police have identified three people suspected of stealing two check books from an 85-year-old Guilford man and writing $32,000 worth of fraudulent checks.

Piscataquis County sheriff’s investigator Allen Emerson says 22-year-old Johnathan Lehman of Guilford was arrested Tuesday and 42-year-old Brent Wells of St. Albans was arrested Saturday. Both are charged with forgery.

The third suspect, a 37-year-old Etna woman, is in jail in Florida and has not yet been charged.

Emerson tells the Bangor Daily News Wells and Lehman were hired by the elderly man in October to remove scrap metal from his property.

The victim discovered the theft when a check he wrote in December to pay for the work bounced.

Police say electronics and other items bought with the stolen checks were found in Wells’ home.