GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — A third woman has been arrested and is facing fraud charges in an investigation that spans back to July.
On September 9, Myshyla Jalae Murray, 20, of Greenville became the third suspect arrested for her role in these crimes and was charged as a codefendant with the two women previously arrested. She has been charged with:
- Forgery of Instrument (8 Counts)
- Uttering Forged Instrument (8 Counts)
- Identity Theft (8 Counts)
- Obtaining Property by False Pretenses (8 Counts)
- Felony Conspiracy (8 Counts)
Murray was held at the Pitt County Detention Center under a $335,000 secured bond.
In early July, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation into an apparent fraud. The victims reported that more than $10,000 had been withdrawn from their personal bank accounts. The withdrawals were completed by the forgery of checks drawn on the account.
Detectives were able to obtain copies of more than 10 checks and follow up with multiple search warrants to help identify suspects. On Aug. 24 and 25, Jacqueline Carrie Barr, 20, of Greenville, was arrested On Sept. 8, Nyja Lashay Hemby, 20, of Greenville was arrested. Both are facing the same charges listed above.
Barr was already on active probation for convictions on 27 counts of Obtaining Property by False Pretenses for similar acts. She was placed in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $225,000 secured bond. Hemby was placed in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $235,000 secured bond.
This investigation is on-going and additional charges and arrests are pending.