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Cary police close Debra Goldman burglary case without arrest

Posted December 4, 2012
Updated December 5, 2012

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— The renewed investigation into a burglary at Wake County Board of Education member Debra Goldman's Cary home has been closed without an arrest, a police spokesman said Tuesday.

In June 2010, Goldman reported about $100,000 worth of jewelry, $20,000 in cash and $10,000 in coins being missing from her home, according to a police report. The case was closed four months later.

But the leaking of investigative notes in the case to WRAL News and at least one other media outlet prompted Cary police to reopen it in October. Police said they were looking for new information, but didn't elaborate.

Capt. Don Hamilton said Tuesday that all leads had been exhausted and the case is now closed. 

Goldman's estranged husband, Steve Goldman, has said he was suspicious about the alleged theft, but stopped short of saying he didn't think it happened. 

Police investigators' notes indicated that there were no signs of forced entry, the house was not ransacked, and other valuables were not taken.

Back in 2010, Debra Goldman told investigators that her political opponents might have been responsible for the thefts, according to investigators' notes. Days later, she accused fellow school board member Chris Malone.

Police questioned Malone but determined Goldman's suspicion was unfounded.

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  • dev8me Dec 7, 2012

    double long yawnnnnnn.........

  • hardsckull22 Dec 6, 2012

    its all about who you know and i agree with ncguy.

  • ncguy Dec 6, 2012

    Insurance fraud anyone?

  • bubbba Dec 5, 2012

    yawn....

  • Rebelyell55 Dec 5, 2012

    Wonder why? lol

  • batcave Dec 5, 2012

    She is definitely a case.

  • workinghuman33 Dec 5, 2012

    This Cary resident filed a false report and will not be charged but she should be. She wasted taxpayer dollars and you Cary citizens should want your money back!-Its the who what"

    "Police investigators' notes indicated that there were no signs of forced entry, the house was not ransacked, and other valuables were not taken."WRAL

    I was thinking exactly the same thing. Why hasn't she been arrested and charged with filing a false police report....I'm thinking my behind would sure be in jail if I had done the same. Equal justice for all....unless of course you know someone in power or you are in some sort of public office. She's on the school board...truly fine example for Ms. Goldman to set for our school children.....NOT!

  • 426X3 Dec 5, 2012

    And this surprises anyone?

  • Its the who what Dec 5, 2012

    Wow, another criminal incident in Cary!! Sounds like another distinguished citizen of Cary was victim to a crime? I don't think so. This Cary resident filed a false report and will not be charged but she should be. She wasted taxpayer dollars and you Cary citizens should want your money back!! Maybe she can pay you out of the money she got from her insurance company when she filed a false claim there too. The facts are clear. She is a criminal and a fraud who lives in Cary who gets to walk among the few honest residents in that town without consequence. She need a little jail time so she can learn how to not be a common street criminal. I am sure that Cary has not met their allotment for jail space in 2012!! At least give her a speeding or parking ticket!! Cary PD excels in that area!

  • superman Dec 5, 2012

    The cash, coins and jewerly were all hidden in 3 different locations in the house. Wonder how many people would have known without searching the house where they were hidden. She said her house key was stolen from her pocketbook at a board meeting. If I had that many valuables I would have had the locks changed. I dont think they filed an insurance claim another weak point in her story. Bottom line here is I think she made up the story about the robbery so she wouldnt have to give her husband his half. Or maybe she wanted attention and people to feel sorry for her. Either way she has some issues.

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