Crime & Courts

Police: Cabarrus Co. woman faces 69 fraud-related charges

Karen Leblanc
Karen Leblanc

A Cabarrus County woman whom police say assumed the identities of more than 30 people in the Charlotte area after stealing their credit card information faces 69 charges related to fraud, police said Saturday.

Earlier this month, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police detectives identified Karen Leblanc, 43, as a suspect in connection with 37 incidents of fraud in Charlotte and parts of South Carolina, according to a news release.

Police say Leblanc assumed the identities of more than 30 people in Charlotte, and parts of South Carolina, by stealing their credit card and/or their identification without the victims’ knowledge.

Investigators issued warrants for Leblanc, who was arrested July 9 in Harrisburg with help from the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Department and charged with 37 counts of financial card theft and misdemeanor larceny, according to jail records. But after interviewing Leblanc and uncovering additional evidence, authorities filed 32 additional charges against her, bringing the number of allegations to 69.

Police say they might file additional charges.

On Saturday, Leblanc was being held in the Mecklenburg County jail on a $122,000 while awaiting extradition to South Carolina.