Goldsboro woman accused in elderly exploitation also facing church check fraud charges

Published: Jun. 29, 2017 at 1:15 PM EDT
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A woman facing sheriff's office charges for allegedly exploiting her 86-year-old grandmother is now accused of check fraud in connection to a church.

Goldsboro Police say back on April 17th they received a report from the Wayne County Sheriff's Office that the Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Mount Olive was the victim of check fraud.

Police say counterfeit checks were manufactured, uttered, and cashed on the church's bank account at a financial institution within the Goldsboro city limits.

Warrants were secured on Tiffany Anstey, 33, and Adrian Holbrook, 26, both of Goldsboro.

Anstey was charged with uttering forged instrument, obtaining property by false pretense, and attempted obtaining of property by false pretense. She was given a $5,000 secured bond and has a first court appearance scheduled for Friday.

Holbrook is still at large.

If you have any information on Holbrook's whereabouts, give police a call at 919-705-6572.

In a separate case, Anstey is facing a charge of exploitation of a disabled or elder adult through a position of trust.

Deputies say two months ago they discovered Anstey's 86-year-old grandmother locked out of her home and wandering around the area.

Adult protective services was contacted and took the elderly woman to a safe place.

An investigation showed Anstey had been exploiting her grandmother for a while, according to deputies.