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Woman accused of using bogus checks in Target spending spree

Posted October 23, 2012 10:40 a.m. EDT

— A La Grange woman is accused of using counterfeit checks to spend more than $2,000 at Target stores, Goldsboro police said Tuesday.

Tonya Lynn Smith, 37, of the 500 block of Fire Tower Road, is charged with seven counts of obtaining property by false pretense. She was being held in the Wayne County jail under a $25,000 secured bond and scheduled for a court appearance Tuesday.

Goldsboro police said they were contacted by Target’s loss prevention unit about Smith, who was detained Monday at the store at 1204 Sunburst Drive. A Target employee told officers Smith passed several counterfeit checks there since August, buying more than $2,000 in merchandise and gift cards.

Target Loss Prevention said Smith has passed counterfeit checks at other Target stores in North Carolina and Virginia.