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One charged, one identified in manicure scam

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One girl has been charged and another identified in a case where they allegedly paid for manicures with counterfeit bills.

Mahogany Ellasia Person,16, of Roanoke Rapids was arrested at approximately 9 a.m. Thursday by Roanoke Rapids police Officer H. Grimes on outstanding warrants for larceny and possession of stolen goods.

Lieutenant C.L. Vaught charged her with obtaining property by false pretense for the matter which occurred last Monday at U.S. Nails on East Tenth Street.

The second person has been identified and will be charged with the same count.

“We received a lot of calls and tips through the posts on the various social media sites to help us identify these young ladies,” Chief Chuck Hasty said in a statement. “I would like to thank everyone who gave us the tips.”


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