Woman charged with forging check, cashing it for $100

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 23, 2024

SALISBURY — A woman has been arrested after deputies said she accessed the checkbook of someone she was staying with and illegally cashed a starter check.

The sheriff’s office began the investigation on May 7, after a person called and reported that $100 had been taken out of their account without their authorization, said Deputy Chief Jason Owens, a spokesman for the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office.

Owens said that during the initial investigation, deputies discovered that someone had taken a starter check from the victim and cashed it out at $100. Deputies reportedly looked into where the check had been cashed and who it was made out to.

At the end of the investigation, 49-year-old Kadett Kirkman Wilson was charged with felony forgery of bank notes, felony uttering a forged instrument, felony identity theft and misdemeanor larceny. Owens said that deputies discovered during the investigation that Wilson had lived with the victim for a time and had used that to gain access to their checkbook and wallet to create the forged starter check.

Wilson was arrested on Monday and placed in the Rowan County Detention Center. She was given a $25,000 bond by Magistrate Jeff Morris.

Wilson was on parole for a conviction of felony obtaining property by false pretenses, stemming from an incident in 2020, and so was additionally charged on Tuesday with a parole violation.