Greenville Man Labeled "Career Criminal" Arrested

A man who officials have labeled as a career criminal in the East is now behind bars.

Anthony Cannon of Greenville is now in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $512,000 dollar bond.

In September 2010 the Pitt County Sheriff's Office began investigating Cannon for defrauding people and companies. The investigation revealed a history of fraud, usually carried out through his self-employed construction business.

According to officials Cannon would not complete work or write a check that is on a bad or closed account.

Cannon is now charged with Felony Worthless Check, Obtaining Property by False Pretense, Assault Inflecting Serious Bodily Injury, Common Law Robbery, Obtaining Property by False Pretense, Criminal Summons for worthless check, Misdemeanor Probation Violation, Felony Probation Violation, FTA for worthless checks, FTA for Obtain Property by Worthless Check.

The investigation is on-going into further fraud incidents by Cannon. If anyone suspects that they may have been a victim of Cannon please contact Detective W.B. Early with the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office at 252-902-2773.

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  • by Anonymous on Apr 6, 2011 at 10:45 AM
    It is so sad that you can not trust people now of days. I need to do a criminal background check on every new person I meet. He is the biggest liar and thanks be to God my son seen thru it.
  • by Jag Location: Kinston on Apr 4, 2011 at 04:46 PM
    We were taken by this poor excuse for a man. Went to court nine times,taking days off work to be in court and this sorry excuse of a man did not show up, had an attorney that gave a lame excuse each time,and the court allowed it. Not only were we out of a large sum of money, but was insulted by the number of times this was allowed to happen. Law enforcement needs to look in Lenoir County, there are other cases here. I am sickened each time I think that this man was in my home and near my family. I hope he is locked up for a long time and his new friends really give it to him.
  • by 'Bout Time Location: Pitt County on Apr 4, 2011 at 03:52 PM
    Took my mom for several thousands. $100.00 here & $500.00 there until it was a mess. House still in need of repair. She is in her 70's. He is a con man who needs to be stopped. But, how does he continue to do this over and over again? "Habitual felon"... two weeks later, out on probation. "habitual"...doesn't that mean a pattern?
  • by Cause_I_can Location: Tarboro on Apr 4, 2011 at 11:51 AM
  • by GOOD!!! Location: Pitt CO. on Apr 4, 2011 at 10:23 AM
    GOOD, GOOD, GOOD!!!!! I was one of his victims. Calling sheriff's dept. right now.
  • by It's about time Location: Greenville on Apr 4, 2011 at 09:37 AM
    It's about time they get himm, he has done alot of things to people that have work really hard for their money . To keep rippin people off, over and over again , that mean he set out to detroy people hard earn money and didn't have any remorse about it .
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Apr 4, 2011 at 07:42 AM
    Well why is the man still living? He's not even worth living off of our state tax dollars to keep him in jail. The death penalty is for crooks like that scumbag.
  • by FormerGrifton Location: ENC on Apr 4, 2011 at 04:12 AM
    This guy has a long list of offenses. He used to be a little league ref....didnt do a good job at that either...check his record...he has been involved in many younger female assaults. This guy is a dirt bag from start.
  • by carrie Location: greenville on Apr 3, 2011 at 01:18 PM
    i want to know who he tried to assult? he is only like 4ft 11in tall!!! everyone knows this loser and he has attempted to rip all a lot of people personaly not just business owners. too bad he will get off on most of these charges and be right back at his game.. :-(
  • by Anonymous on Apr 3, 2011 at 12:38 PM
    He does not need to be behind bars he needs to be working and pay back all the money he has ripped off of people.
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