Sanford Woman Faces Numerous Felony Charges
A Sanford woman faces numerous charges after being arrested Thursday for allegedly bilking a 70-year-old Cameron man of approximately $12,000.
Brandi Kane Howard, 31, of 212 Marks Street, Sanford, was arrested by Moore County Sheriff's Office investigators, according to a press release.
The arrest stemmed from a report to the Sheriff's Office in late April. A woman reported the theft of credit cards, use of credit cards and credit cards being fraudulently obtained in the name of her 70-year-old father. She also reported that several checks belonging to her father had been forged and passed at locations in both Moore and Lee counties, according to the press release. The total of the fraud was approximately $12,000, according to the release.
During the investigation into the matter, it was found that the credit cards were used to obtain food, gasoline, bail bond services, pay utility bills, veterinarian services and other assorted goods, according to the release.
Howard has been charged with one count of felony exploit disable/elder trust, two counts of felony financial card theft, one count of felony unlawfully obtaining credit card, three counts of felony financial card fraud, three counts of felony identity theft, seven counts of felony forgery of an instrument, seven counts of uttering a forged instrument and one count of misdemeanor unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, according to the release.
She was jailed, with bail set at $100,000.
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