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Iredell County Sheriff’s Office charges W. Va woman in fraud case

By Elisabeth Arriero
earriero@charlotteobserver.com

Iredell County Sheriff’s detectives have charged a West Virginia woman with larceny, uttering forged instruments and obtaining property with false pretnese.

On Nov. 5, 2012, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of larceny and fraud.

According to the incident report, the victim tried to make a purchase at a local business and noticed she had insufficient funds.

The victim said she went home and checked her online statement and noticed two fraudulent transactions to her checking account.

She contacted her bank and determined that two of her personal checks were stolen from an unknown location and passed.

During the initial investigation, the victim’s husband also noticed his wallet wasmissing from their residence.

According to the victims, a long-time friend had stopped by the residence with three unknown subjects. The long-time friend came into the residence while the other three subjects stayed in the vehicle.

Detectives found the location where the stolen checks were passed. One of the checks was passed at a local bank and the second was passed at a bank in Bluefield, Virginia.

Detectives made contact with authorities in Virginia.

Based on the information and video surveillance received from the bank, authorities idenfied two suspects.

Detectives obtained three warrants for Angela Perkins, 25, for one count larceny, one count of uttering a forged instrument, and one count of obtaining property by false pretense.

She was arrested on Oct. 25, 2013 and prossessed at the Iredell County Detention Center. She was placed under $10,000 secured bond.

The second suspect has four outstanding warrants for 2 counts larceny, one count of uttering a forged instrument, and one count of obtain pProperty by false pretense.

Authorities did not identify the second suspect in this case.

Both of the suspects were arrested by Virginia authorities.Perkins has been extradited back to Iredell County to face her charges.

Arriero: 704-358-5945; Twitter: @earriero
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