ROCKLAND — A 43-year-old Winthrop man was arrested Wednesday, May 4, accused of defrauding a Rockland resident out of more than $10,000.

Matthew Shellman was charged with Class B theft. According to an affidavit filed in the Knox County court by Rockland Police Detective Sgt. Alex Gaylor, Shellman was living with the victim on a temporary basis.

The resident reported he checked his bank records and saw there were unauthorized charges to his account, according to the affidavit. This included a transfer of $9,015 from the victim’s bank account to a Netspend account of Shellman. There was an online purchase of $1,247 at Best Buy for a computer, and other debit card changes totaling $3,069. The debit card purchases were mostly for online games.

The offenses occurred from Oct. 13 to Nov. 17, 2021, according to the court papers.

Shellman was also charged with violating a condition of release.