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A Garysburg woman who worked as a caretaker for an elderly victim has been charged on multiple fraud counts related to the larceny and forging of checks.

Weldon police Chief Chris Davis confirmed Angela Wright, 48, had worked for the 81-year-old victim.

Davis said in a statement on March 20 around 5 p.m., Sergeant L. Melton was approached by a woman who needed to report a larceny of several checks from her mother’s residence on Country Club Road.

The checks had been cashed at several different banks in the area during an eight-month period. 

Melton’s investigation reportedly determined that Wright wrote the checks to herself and signed the victim’s name.

Wright surrendered to the police department Friday and faces the following charges:

Two counts of misdemeanor larceny; two counts of exploitation of the disabled/elderly; two counts of identity theft; 39 counts of forgery of an endorsement and uttering a forged endorsement.

She received a $15,000 unsecured bond and July 1 court date.