Man Charged With Scamming Two Businesses

A man is charged with writing checks to two Wayne County businesses, then stopping payments on the checks.

Kelvin Latrell Rivers, age 29 of Mount Olive, was arrested. His bond was set at $100,000.

The Sheriff's Office says Rivers wrote checks to Wadsworth Electric Company and Bright Ideas of Goldsboro, then put stop payments on the checks.

Officials say the check to Wadsworth was $2900 and was for materials and labor provided to Rivers for a club located on Highway 55 near Mount Olive.

Officials say the check to Bright Ideas was for $617 for special ordered lighting and lighting fixtures.


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  • by Well on May 29, 2009 at 04:40 AM
    To Why. I'm not talking about the article itself. I'm talking about the comments from posters. Tell me something; why is it that almost every black person that commits a crime, even petty crimes, is called a thug yet only few whites get called the same? Watch the posts closely on other article. There can be two stories about murder on the main page of WITN. One murderer is black; the other is white. The black guy gets called a thug repeatedly and is fit for quick execution; no redemption for him. On the other hand, the white guy is often never called a thug, unless I point out that he is a thug. Some say he is a criminal that deserves prison or even death for the crime, but they don't call him a thug. Why is that? My theory is that the term thug, for many, is the new n-word. I hear the same comments at work. Black guy robs a store-thug! White guy does the same-idiot or stupid. It's so obvious what they are saying.
  • by Why Location: Rocky Mount on May 28, 2009 at 11:37 PM
    to Well; SLOW DOWN! after reading the article and reading what the viewer posted, it said nothing about racism! You were the one who brought the race card in. It was saying this man is a well known "thug." Not because he was black, but because he's a criminal in action. Rather he's black, white, hispanic,etc...when he do crime he's a thug. To bad he didn't write one of his rubber band checks to you. I can guarantee you would be calling him more than a thug.
  • by na Location: anywhere on May 28, 2009 at 10:26 PM
    Its a shame he would do something so stupid.This is whats happening to all the good looking black men.Jail,Gay or Dead.
  • by Anonymous on May 28, 2009 at 08:08 PM
    when a white man steals BILLIONS, he's simply appointed to the cabinet of a black president. The Race is on. Oh Well.
  • by Anonymous on May 28, 2009 at 07:33 PM
    what sentence are you going to give Madoff? I know! A bid in a luxury penitentary for stealing billions of you pension and 401k money. Doesnt compare to $3517 does it?
  • by Well on May 28, 2009 at 06:37 PM
    Why is it when a black male steals a few thousand, he's a thug; yet when a white man steals BILLIONS, he's simply a thief? You racists are so transparent.
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on May 28, 2009 at 10:42 AM
    I bet he thought he would get away with it. Well because he stole a total of 3517 dollars, he should have to do at least that amount of hard labor, and repeat that amount of hard labor. When I mean hard labor, I mean work him to death. Make sure he is locked up before he finishes that labor. That's the sentence I would give him. Maybe he will learn his lesson not to steal money anymore. Also, he may not want to commit any other crimes besides that if he is in jail long enough.
  • by jeff Location: greenville on May 28, 2009 at 10:38 AM
    This guy deserves to be bind bars. The post from "hello" is right. He has one heck of a wrap sheet and doesn't deserve to be on the streets. I'm guessing the "club" he was fixing was going to be a honey hole for thugs just like him. Thank goodness a stop has been put to that nonsense.
  • by Stewart Location: Williamston on May 28, 2009 at 10:11 AM
    Not exactly a Nobel prize winner.He didn't think they would not do something?DUH!
  • by hello Location: goldsboro,nc on May 28, 2009 at 09:59 AM
    This thug has a history too.The N.C.Dept of Corrections shows all the trouble this freak has been in.
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