Blotter: Salisbury man charged with six felony crimes for identity theft, forgery

Published 11:48 pm Sunday, August 22, 2021

SALISBURY — A man was charged and arrested Saturday on six felony crimes for counterfeit checks, identity theft and forgery.

Hezekiah Alexander Chambers, 35, of Salisbury was booked into the Rowan County Detention Center on a $40,000 bond. Chambers was charged with two felony counts of forgery of instrument and one count of felony identity theft after allegedly possessing two counterfeit checks with banking information that belonged to someone else. He was also charged with two felony counts of obtaining property false pretense after cashing separate checks in the victim’s name for $300 and $450.

Chambers also received a felony conspiracy charge after conspiring with someone else to commit the fraudulent activity.

In other weekend crime reports:

• Elijah Leach, 21, of Salisbury was charged Saturday with felony possession of a firearm by a felon. Leach allegedly possessed a black semi-automatic handgun after being previously convicted of felony hit-and-run with injury in 2019.

• Frank Adam Love of Lexington was charged by the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office on felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance, felony maintaining vehicle/dwelling/place for controlled substances and misdemeanor possession of marijuana up to a half-ounce.

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