Facing multiple felonies, a Fayetteville, North Carolina, woman is accused of signing and cashing her daughter’s best friend’s Social Security checks, reports WTVD News.
The 43-year old woman is charged with nine counts of forgery and nine counts of uttering forged instruments by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.
The victim’s father died in August 2007 and left his daughter his Social Security for her support.
The girl, who was 16 years old at the time, was best friends with the woman’s daughter and moved into her home. The girl intended to stay there until she graduated from high school.
The woman discovered that upon the girl’s 18th birthday, the checks would be mailed directly to the victim. In October 2009, the woman told the girl that the checks were no longer coming in, and that she would not receive any more money.
A witness later came to detectives and reported that the woman has been receiving the checks and cashing them without the victim’s knowledge.
The accused said that she used the money to bail out her failed business venture, according to the witness.
She is now in the Cumberland County Jail, and her bond is set at $90,000. She is scheduled to make her first court appearance today.
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