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Authorities: Man cashed dead man's check

Posted October 1, 2009 4:29 p.m. EDT

— Halifax County deputies charged an Enfield man Thursday with cashing a government check belonging to a dead man.

Sterling Douglas, 33, was charged with obtaining property by false pretense.

Investigators said Douglas cashed a U.S. Treasury check in May at an Enfield convenience store where he bought some gas. The check was made out to a man who died in February, authorities said.