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Raleigh woman gets $5 million bond in alleged ID theft scheme

Posted September 5, 2010
Updated September 7, 2010

— A Raleigh woman was being held under a $5 million bond Sunday while she faces nearly 30 charges in connection with an alleged identity theft scheme.

Arrest warrants state that Heather Lynn Holley, 39, whose last known address was Langley Circle, opened up bank accounts and credit cards and cashed checks using other people's identities. In one case, the identity of a 2-year-old child was stolen.

Holley does not live at Langley Circle any longer, according to her former landlord.

Wake County investigators claimed in the warrants that Holley broke into several homes to obtain birth certificates, passports, Social Security numbers, vehicle registration cards and other identifying documents. Also stolen were an external hard drive, jewelry clothing and antique furniture, according to the warrants.

In one case, the warrants state, Holley used someone else's health insurance card to obtain medical treatment and, in another, tried to cash a forged $34,000 check.

Holley was charged with:

  • nine counts of identity theft
  • three counts of obtaining property by false pretenses
  • two counts each of breaking-and-entering, larceny after breaking-and-entering, possession of stolen property, uttering a forged instrument and larceny of chose in action
  • one count each of second-degree burglary, forgery of instrument, possession of burglary tools, forger of endorsement and accessing computers

Her first court date was set for Tuesday. The case was investigated by the Wake County Sheriff's Office.


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  • fireunclescam Sep 7, 2010

    80 years in prison? How are her victims going to get repaid?
    Why should we pay for her food, medical and housing in prison for 80 years?

  • mad_dash Sep 7, 2010

    How about get a real job???

  • itsmyownopinion Sep 7, 2010

    Noon news just reported that she remains in jail on $6,000,000 bond. I'm glad it was not lowered and she was released.

  • wildcat Sep 7, 2010

    The courts should give this thief 80 years in prison without parole. She knew right from wrong. Allow justice to speak for the victims. Send her to prison for 80 years.

  • fireunclescam Sep 7, 2010

    30 years working in a coal mine? LOL Why not just kill everyone who breaks any law? That would ensure our world is crime free.
    Steal bubble gum, electric chair. Drive 5 mph over the limit, gas chamber. Smoke a cigarette, oh wait that's still legal.

  • shortz1994 Sep 6, 2010

    another fine, outstanding citizen from north carolina..

  • dlb800 Sep 6, 2010

    Honestly... I think these people should get hard labor. No sarcasm, no joking. The only way you are going to prevent crime is by making the punishment so severe, people will stop being criminals. If they still choose to be a criminal, then make them pay their debt with hard labor. This woman, I think 30 years of working in a coal mine might make her reflect on what she's done.