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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