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Fayetteville woman faces fraud, ID theft charges

Posted October 26, 2011

— Police said Wednesday that they have charged a 60-year-old Fayetteville woman with 30 counts of fraud, forgery and identity theft.

Investigators searched Priscilla Englund's home on Oakwood Street and found counterfeit checks and multiple credit cards issued in her name and in the names of others, police said. Investigators said she would add her name to people's credit card accounts and also sent bogus checks to people nationwide and in Canada, receiving a portion of the money after they were cashed.

Englund has been charged with eight counts each of forgery and uttering a forged instrument, six counts of financial card theft, three counts of obtaining property by false pretense, two counts each of criminal conspiracy and felony identity theft and one count of possession of five or more counterfeit instruments.

She was being held at the Cumberland County Detention Center on $160,000 secured bond.


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  • lauren329 Oct 27, 2011

    hunter38--I totally agree.

    girlwonders--LOL!! Loved it.

  • luckygal3 Oct 27, 2011

    I agree girlwonders!

  • Jbmat Oct 26, 2011

    stealing's easier than working and you don't have to pay taxes.

    and there are jobs out there, go look - o wait, would entail an effort, nm.

  • hunter38 Oct 26, 2011

    If people put forth the effort to better themselves instead of trying to be a crook maybe they would be better off.

  • girlwonders Oct 26, 2011

    you know, back in the early 90s, I left my hometown in the mountains of NC, because there were no jobs there that paid a living wage. I miss the mountains, but I refuse to be on welfare or beg for food and shelter, so I found a place where I could earn a living. Try it, it is the American way!

  • michaelclay Oct 26, 2011

    Now that's a sad looking sight!!!

  • Rebelyell55 Oct 26, 2011

    you know this woman won't see jail time. Should, but won't.

  • wildcat Oct 26, 2011

    Get a job!


  • wildcat Oct 26, 2011

    She should have to repay all that she stolen and 1 year in prison for her consequences.

  • sunshine1040 Oct 26, 2011

    She has a job ripping other people off then getting us to pay a lawyer and all affiliated trial cost and if we are lucky three hots and a cot for her