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Police: Mover stole checks from Goldsboro Air Force colonel

Posted September 16, 2015

An employee of a moving company is under arrest after stealing and cashing checks belonging to an Air Force colonel, police said.
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— An employee of a moving company is under arrest after stealing and cashing checks belonging to an Air Force colonel, police said.

On Sept. 9, Lt. Colonel James Ladd reported that the checks had been stolen from the Goldsboro home he was vacating to travel to a new assigned base in Hawaii. He discovered that six checks had been forged and cashed at a Goldsboro business.

Investigators determined that Sherwood Lavon Core, 48, of 205 Dixie Trail had stolen the checks and cashed fraudulent checks amounting to $2,800. Core worked for a moving company that was hired to move the items in Ladd’s Goldsboro home to his new address in Hawaii. He was able to take the checks while packing Ladd’s belongings.

On Wednesday, Core was charged with six felony counts each of forgery of an instrument, forgery of an endorsement, possession of a counterfeit instrument, uttering of a forged instrument, and possession of a counterfeit instrument.

Core was already in the custody of the Wayne County jail on related charges when he was arrested. Core is currently being held at the Wayne County jail and will make his first court appearance on Thursday.

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