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Fayetteville woman accused of ID theft

Posted December 17, 2013

Tiffany Nicole Donaldson

— Cumberland County investigators have charged a college student with stealing the identity of a Fayetteville man, as well as more than $10,000 from his bank account, authorities said Tuesday.

Tiffany Nicole Donaldson, 31, of 6443 Hidden Lake Loop in Fayetteville, was charged with identity theft and five counts of forgery. She was released from jail on a $22,500 bond.

Investigators say Donaldson used the man’s checking account routing number to make numerous purchases and payments for her personal use between Oct. 3 and Dec. 3, including electric bills, cable payments, apartment rent and cellphone payments.


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  • joefurloughski Dec 19, 2013

    Posting bond in some instances means you only need to hand over 10% of the total in cash. That would be 2,250 cash in this case.

  • E-6USMC Dec 18, 2013

    "She was released from jail on a $22,500 bond" Okay, so where did she get the money for bond? Someone else's account?

    She was able to save her own money for bond, which is in a way was a smart thing but a dumb move. Apparently she didn't have a lot of money to pay all those bills with. Yes she should be ashamed of her wrong doing and will still have to go to court to find out just what her punishment will be. Now that she has to pay that bondsman back, she will have to ask for a public defender because she won't be able to afford a lawyer. So more than likely she will be doing some time. Which she needs to do because of her crime. Probation just won't cut it.

  • Obamacare for one and all Dec 18, 2013

    Cut her fingers off.

  • bdu4dals2 Dec 18, 2013

    Nothing but a no-count, greedy, dishonest, thief, that should still be in jail.....especially if it was my $10K she took. She does not deserve a college education because that will infer that she is capable of making good decisions and could possibly land her a job with large responsibility that would require integrity.

  • changedmyname Dec 17, 2013

    "She was released from jail on a $22,500 bond" Okay, so where did she get the money for bond? Someone else's account?

  • common tater Dec 17, 2013

    I'm with Rebel...seems very random which stories end up on the news. Glad they caught one tho.

  • NotUrTypicalAmerican Dec 17, 2013

    Smells like she was desperate and greedy. She had to have known she couldn't have gotten away with stealing all of that cash for that long. She took her chances.

  • Rebelyell55 Dec 17, 2013

    Not surprised, and yet wondering why it even made the news here? Of course it's a new brief, but they have them in lock up in Harnett Co. and other web site everyday. I guess it was due to the amount, which begs the guestion, why is the bond so low?

  • my2cents-justsaying Dec 17, 2013

    Haha. I can track her criminal logic: "if I use his routing number instead of a real check or credit card, they won't be able to trace me...now i got this money let me go ahead and pay this light bill before they cut my lights off..."

    Sometimes criminals are smart, but theyre just not using their intelligence the right way. I don't think that happened in this case.

  • Obamacare for one and all Dec 17, 2013

    I don't believe this.....absolutely stunned right now.