NC investigators charge Georgia man with writing checks on dead person’s account

MURPHY, North Carolina (WDEF) – Authorities in North Carolina have arrested a man across the Georgia state line in a fraud investigation.

The Cherokee and Clay County Sheriff’s offices began investigating accusations of a scam last summer.

The allegation was that 63 year old Robert James Allen from Clarksville, Georgia had used a dead person’s checking account to buy things in North Carolina.

The bogus checks bought thousands of dollars worth of goods.

They say learned that Allen had a history of fraud in North Carolina, Oklahoma and Georgia.

And he was wanted in other states on similar charges, but fled here.

Cherokee County investigators have charged him with

FORGERY OF INSTRUMENT X 3

UTTERING FORGED INSTRUMENT X3

OBTAIN PROPERTY FALSE PRETENSE X 3

EXTRADITION/FUGITIVE OTHER STATE X 3.

Chief Deputy Joe Wood stated “Great team work by Cherokee and Clay County Sheriff’s Offices in getting Allen to justice. As mentioned this is not the first time Allen has been charged with these particular charges.”

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