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RRPD makes fraud arrests in separate cases

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Roanoke Rapids police have made fraud arrests in separate cases over the course of two days.

On Wednesday Officer E. Johnson arrested and charged Tonomii Edwards, 29, on 15 counts of obtaining property by false pretense.

According to the report, Edwards, of Roanoke Rapids, diverted approximately $1,700 for her own use from Ollie’s Bargain Outlet.

Chief Chuck Hasty said in a statement Edwards, an employee of the store, would allegedly refund herself money from receipts left behind by customers.

Investigation began following a report by the store’s loss prevention staff.

She received a $10,000 bond and November 1 court date.

Master Officer G. Morris assisted.


Hasty reported on Tuesday Investigator O.L. Wiltsie arrested Mary Beth Nelson, 24, of Roanoke Rapids, on outstanding warrants for financial card theft, larceny and possession of stolen goods.  The charges stem from two separate crimes investigated by Wiltsie.

The first was reported on September 11 and the second was reported on September 24.

In the first, Nelson allegedly took items from a residence she was visiting. In the second she allegedly took and used a credit card without permission.

She received a $5,000 bond and November 1 court date.

Interfering with crash investigation

On Tuesday at approximately 4:45 p.m., Officer D. Hundley arrested and charged Michael Anthony Carter, 33, of Roanoke Rapids for resisting/delaying/obstructing an officer.   

The charges stem from Carter allegedly interfering with Hundley’s investigation into a single motor vehicle collision in the 900 block of Jackson Street.

Hasty said Carter was allegedly picking up pieces of evidence which Hundley was photographing. He was warned several times to leave the evidence alone, Hasty said.

Carter received a $500 bond and a November 3 court date.

Lieutenant C. Burnette assisted.

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