Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office looking for woman in identity theft case; two others arrested

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Left to right: Ralph Allen Mlies III,, Lance Montague Jr. and Billie Mizelle (Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office photos)

WASHINGTON, N.C. (WNCT) — The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a woman it says is involved in a string of felony identity thefts and other crimes.

Billie Mizelle, 49, also known as Billie Jo Mizelle, is wanted for a combined 14 felony counts of identity theft, forgery of an instrument, uttering a forged instrument and obtaining property by false pretense. Beaufort County Sheriff’s investigators obtained warrants on her after the victim reported three people had passed him stolen fraudulent checks totaling over $5,900.

Ralph Allen Mlies III, 32, who was also wanted, was arrested in Georgia and is awaiting extradition back to North Carolina. It is believed Mizelle has also fled the state. Lance Lloyd Montague Jr., 38, of Wanchese has also been charged in this case. He was arrested recently by the Kill Devil Hills Police Department.

If you know the whereabouts of Mizelle you are asked to call the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office or Beaufort County Crimes Stoppers.

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