Beaufort County woman accused by deputies of defrauding man out of $50k

Mattie Cromwell

BEAUFORT COUNTY, NC (WITN)- A woman here in the east is accused by deputies of using a man's debit card over the course of several months.

Mattie Cromwell, 40, of Bath is facing 33 counts of obtaining property by false pretense, twenty two counts of identity theft, eleven counts of forgery of an instrument, and 11 counts of uttering a forged instrument.

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office says back on October 20th it received a report of fraud.

Deputies say that the victim reported he had been defrauded out of around $50,000.

Investigators say over the course of six months Cromwell used the victim's debit card and bank account through numerous transactions for her personal benefit.

Cromwell turned herself in to the magistrate's office and is being held on a $15,000 secured bond.