08/12/13 — City man charged with identity theft

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City man charged with identity theft

By John Joyce
Published in News on August 12, 2013 1:46 PM

A man accused of obtaining other people's checking account numbers and manufacturing fraudulent checks is behind bars, held under a $97,500 secured bond in Wayne County Jail, according to police.

The Goldsboro Police Department announced charges Friday against 27-year-old Dennis Michael Washington Jr., 1226 North Drive.

Washington faces three counts of identity theft, three counts of obtaining property by false pretense, and three counts of trafficking identity theft, all felony counts.

Washington also had 12 outstanding warrants for identity theft, obtaining property by false pretense, forgery of an instrument and possession of a counterfeit instrument, according to a press release.

Some of the false checks were cashed at Goldsboro locations including Walmart and Food Lion. Other checks were cashed in Wilmington, Wallace, Kinston, Wilson, Lumberton and Newton Grove.

Additional charges against Washington are expected to be filed in each respective jurisdiction involved.

Washington is due in Wayne County District Court today for a first appearance.

Just how much money passed through Washington's fingers has not yet been released.