Mark Steven Boutan, 45, who they said is homeless, and Shanee Burtwell, 25, of 114 North Kennedy St., were passing checks on a fictitious Waffle House account at a Hope Mills pawn shop, authorities said.
Boutan was charged with felony possession of counterfeit instruments, with forgery and uttering and with obtaining property by false pretense. He was released from the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $2,000 unsecured bond.
Burtwell was charged with two counts of felony forgery and uttering, two counts obtaining property by false pretense, injury to personal property, second-degree trespassing and felony conspiracy. She was released under a $2,500 unsecured bond.
Both suspects were expected to make a first court appearance Tuesday at the Detention Center Courthouse.