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Durham woman arrested on theft, fraud charges

Posted March 5, 2009

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— Durham police took Betsy Lavelle Turner, 39, wanted on theft and fraud charges, into custody Thursday.

An employee of a business at 201 East Main St. told police that she had left her in purse in her office on Feb. 25 and discovered that someone had taken her money and credit cards out of her wallet. Her credit card was later used to make a purchase.

Police charged Turner, 39, of Canal Street with identity theft, obtaining property by false pretense and larceny.

Turner was arrested as a result of a Crime Stoppers tip, police said. Crime Stoppers at 683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.


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  • dlb800 Mar 9, 2009

    The problem is that she's only going to get a slap on the wrist.
    What she SHOULD get is hard labor. Criminals should work to live.
    They don't work, they don't live. Where is the problem? Instead of costing us money for them to live, make them work. That would help with part of the money problem in this country.

    If they criminals don't like it, then maybe they should commit crime in a different country.

  • the river rat Mar 5, 2009

    Looks as though she comes complete with a current mug shot.

  • aintbackingdwn Mar 5, 2009

    Trust me officer I really am Tara Banks.