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Accountant Charged With Forgery

Posted August 31, 2007 12:22 p.m. EDT
Updated August 31, 2007 1:54 p.m. EDT

— A Fayetteville accountant was arrested Thursday on charged she forged checks on a client's account, authorities said.

Cassandra Cruz, 43, is charged with eight counts each of forgery and uttering.

Investigators said she took more than $12,000 from First Citizens Bank over several weeks by cashing checks drawn on the account of a family-care facility. One of the checks was to pay for her father's funeral, authorities said.