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Feds arrest woman for stealing checks from Wake County mailboxes

Posted November 25, 2009

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— A  35-year-old woman, who has nearly 100 fraud-related convictions, was in federal custody Wednesday under allegations that she stole checks out of Wake County mailboxes.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service believes that Hollie Chaimowitz altered the payee names and money amounts on the checks, then cashed them. The thefts occurred between August and November.

Investigators said that Chaimowitz also had two dozen warrants out for her arrest in eastern North Carolina.

She is being held without bond until a detention hearing next week.

Chaimowitz was put on probation in April after being convicted of numerous fraud-related charges in New Hanover County, according to state Department of Correction records. Her convictions include 27 for larceny, 26 for forgery, 26 for uttering a forged instrument and 14 for passing a worthless check. She has also been convicted of credit card theft, attempted identity theft and defrauding an innkeeper.

DOC records show that her criminal record dates to 2000 and includes one 5-month prison sentence.

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  • colliedave Nov 26, 2009

    Put her away for a very long time.

  • ladyblue Nov 26, 2009

    shame shame on her.

  • airbornemonty Nov 26, 2009

    This woman knows that she can look for sympathy from a judge because believe or not, there are judges sitting on the bench that are deathly afraid of women.

    Could it be that some judges have hidden homosexual tendencies? Perhaps.

    Oh, I almost forgot; Maybe she should apply to Ripelys Believe it or Not since it seems to be a record.

  • StanleyCup Nov 26, 2009

    And she was released????

  • DontLikeTheSocialistObama Nov 26, 2009

    What happened to the 3 strikes and your out rules.

    This lady is a habitual offender that needs to be permanently locked away to protect society from her.

  • workingforthosethatwont Nov 26, 2009

    a long career of stealing and cheating deserves more than prison. she will never change no matter how much time she serves. I say cut some fingers off, then if she repeats..well move on up the arm.

  • dohicky Nov 26, 2009

    MAYBE THE FEDS WILL PUT HER AWAY. SHAME ON THE COURTS THAT LET HER OUT. SHE IS EVIDENTLY A CAREER CRIMINAL AND SHOULD NOT BE OUT ON THE STREETS TO PREY ON THE PUBLIC. WAKE UP JUDGES. YOU SHOULD BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT SHE CONTINUES TO DO.

  • thecatsmeow67 Nov 26, 2009

    Now that the USPS has got her-she will not get a slap on the wrist, they do not play. The inspectors do not make an arrest unless they have an airtight case and most of the time do not take anything less than prison time-this is now a federal case.

  • Viewer Nov 26, 2009

    WRAL, as part of these many failed probationers stories we read could you add the names of the public officials who approved freedom for these repeat offenders?

    Or do a special report on them?

    We had some judges in Cumberland county who liked to return drunks to the highways of NC. After they were publicly exposed they found other employment.

  • turtledove Nov 25, 2009

    Another example of our worthless probation system at work.

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