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Wake Forest woman accused of credit card theft

Posted August 18, 2009

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— A Wake Forest woman is accused of stealing a dead woman's credit card.

Toni Duke Alford, 42, of 1014 Horsetrail Way, was arrested Monday on charges that she stole Linda Ellis' Visa card during Ellis' funeral, according to the arrest warrant.

Alford was the victim's cousin, police said.

She was being held Monday in the Wake County Jail.

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  • unreal Aug 19, 2009

    Unreal!!! Desperate Measures....Con artist at its best....

  • monday123 Aug 19, 2009

    I think this is truly a sorry gesture this woman has done. There are some people who have a lack of regard for someone else and this lady is one of them. I hope the family makes sure she pays for taking a deceased womans credit card, how low can one go. It pays to show you that we can not trust anyone in todays society. I would love to hear the excuse the woman gives as to why she had the card and why she used it. How about tell the truth.

  • southsydryda54 Aug 18, 2009

    There is this little thing called "karma" and it always come back and gets you!!! I hope WRAL keeps us updated because I know she sure wont since today in her words.. "everythings great!" By the way, what is your definition of the word great? I pretty sure it isnt the same as mine or any other sane person for that matter!

  • shortbed80 Aug 18, 2009

    I hear through a family friend that the card was given to her. If this is true then why did she wait until the body was cold to use it?

  • x-rpd Aug 18, 2009

    well maybe she wanted to help keep up her fico score. or wait for the will she may have inherited it.

  • ccs1920 Aug 18, 2009

    homebrewer/ I would bet that we pay for the attorney.

  • garnertoy Aug 18, 2009

    What a cousin

  • cbarnett Aug 18, 2009

    With family like that, who needs enemies?

  • sanacito Aug 18, 2009

    "Toni Duke Alford, 42, of 1014 Horsetrail Way, was arrested Monday on charges that she stole Linda Ellis' Visa card during Ellis' funeral, according to the arrest warrant."
    Does this story lead us to believe that the deceased had the credit cards with her? If so, why?
    What an incredibly poorly written story.
    As for Toni, you are one low human being!

  • freetospeak Aug 18, 2009

    What they didn't post in this written story that they reported on t.v., was that this woman was actually the one "looking after" the house of her deceased cousin during her funeral...how low.

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