Woman Facing Charges For Using Stolen Checks

Halifax County lawmen charged a Roanoke Rapids woman for taking money from another person's checking account.

The Halifax County Sheriff's Office opened an investigation on May 23 when a person reported someone had stolen money from their checking account.

Detectives say their investigation led them to issue charges against 45-year-old Leona Putney of Roanoke Rapids. The charges listed against her are one felony count larceny of checks, three felony counts forgery of an instrument, three felony counts of uttering a forged instrument and three counts of larceny.

Lawmen say they received information on Sunday that Putney was possibly hiding in the Doe Drive area of Garysburg. The Halifax County Sheriff's Office says Putney was located with the help of the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office.

Putney has a $25,000 bond and a court date of June 29.


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  • by Michael Location: Vanceboro on Jun 13, 2011 at 09:34 AM
    An interesting fact (one of the elements of good reporting) would be the amounts of the checks, where cashed, used to buy what ?
  • by crewdog on Jun 13, 2011 at 09:24 AM
    Suprised she could even fill out a check.
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      by School Trick on Jun 13, 2011 at 12:02 PM in reply to crewdog
      She copied from the person next to her.
  • by BLAH on Jun 13, 2011 at 07:44 AM
    Must have run out of funds on her oBLAHma food card.Gonna see alot more of this under the oBLAHma inflation.
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      by LSD on Jun 13, 2011 at 09:26 AM in reply to BLAH
      Do you really think President Obama invented food stamps?
    • reply
      by LSD on Jun 13, 2011 at 10:23 AM in reply to BLAH
      Do you really think President Obama invented food stamps?
      • reply
        by PCP on Jun 13, 2011 at 12:01 PM in reply to LSD
        Do You Really Think Posting It Twice Would Make It Better?
    • reply
      by RAA on Jun 13, 2011 at 12:13 PM in reply to BLAH
      You sound so ignorant.....
      • reply
        by BLAH on Jun 13, 2011 at 02:20 PM in reply to RAA
        Well give us your hypothesis of why she did this.
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