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Durham veterinarian faces fraud charges

Posted May 24

Paula Bullock

— A Durham veterinarian has been arrested on several fraud charges, police said Wednesday.

Paula Bullock, the owner of Affordable Animal Care on North Pointe Drive, was charged with two counts of identity theft and one count each of financial card fraud, obtaining property by false pretense, forgery and accessing a computer network for fraud over $1,000.

Police said Bullock used a customer’s credit card to purchase more than $36,000 in personal expenses and more than $2,500 in vet supplies from December 2016 through April. She is also accused of using another veterinarian’s identity and forging documents to obtain more than $11,700 in veterinary supplies and medications.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Durham police at 919-560-4440, extension 29319.


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  • Corbin White May 24, 7:21 p.m.
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    I worked for her business at Tucker lake last summer in 2016, and 4 of my checks bounced, 3 of which she still owes me money for. I reached out to my fellow co-workers and they said that she still owed them money as well.

  • Henry Cooper May 24, 6:41 p.m.
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    Yeah... I think I will wait on this one because there would never be a misleading or mis-reported story on WRAL much less succumb to the hype.

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  • Cathy Emrick May 24, 6:04 p.m.
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    Dr. Paula is both a wonderful person and a wonderful vet. This situation is not at all what it seems. Anyone can be accused of awful things, especially when disgruntled former employees get involved. Dr. Paula would NEVER do these things.

    I'm disappointed in WRAL for not getting a better idea of what actually happened before posting something like this.

  • Janet Ghumri May 24, 4:50 p.m.
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    It seems like she would have known that the charges would be traced back to her. Smh