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

Posted September 5, 2010 2:44 p.m. EDT
Updated September 7, 2010 11:58 a.m. EDT

— 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.