Fayetteville woman faces fraud, ID theft charges
Posted October 26, 2011
Fayetteville, N.C. — 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.