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Deputies after check fraud suspect

Lincoln County deputies are looking for this woman, who they suspect was involved in a recent instance of check fraud.

Lincoln County deputies are looking for this woman, who they suspect was involved in a recent instance of check fraud.

JENNA-LEY HARRISON
Staff Writer

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is on the hunt for an Ohio woman accused of cashing a fake check at an area bank last week.
The suspect tried to pass the more than $500 check around 3 p.m. Tuesday at People’s Bank, located on N.C. 16 in Denver, according to an agency press release.
Deputies believe the check may have been stolen from a mailbox belonging to Everette Chevrolet in Hickory.
The woman, whose image was recorded by bank surveillance, left the facility after bank officials revealed they could not cash the check, the Sheriff’s Office said.
She exited the property in a vehicle deputies described as a “late model” silver Chevrolet Malibu or Impala, located in a nearby parking lot.
Bank officials told officers the woman left behind a driver’s license with the name Danielle Carson and an address from Bellefontaine, Ohio.
Both the license image and the one shown on surveillance matched, deputies said.
Sheriff’s Det. Frank Runyon further investigated the case by speaking with business officials at the Hickory car dealership, who told him they had initially written the check out to another Hickory business, Valley Rentals, before putting it in a mailbox, the law enforcement agency said.
Deputies described the woman as African-American and 5-foot-2, weighing 120 pounds.
Individuals with information on the suspect is asked to call the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at (704) 732-9050, the Communications Center at 704-735-8202 or Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909.
Tips may remain anonymous, and any tip leading to an arrest may result in a reward of up to $1,000.

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