Murphy woman arrested for fraud charges
The following press release has been issued by Cherokee County Sheriff's Office. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Murphy, NC— Sheriff Derrick Palmer announced the January 13th, 2016 arrest of Loretta Lynn Townsend, a 31-year-old Murphy, North Carolina woman who is a registered sex offender, for indictments issued from the January setting of the Cherokee County Grand Jury.
During the month of June 2015, a report was received by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office indicating that Townsend had fraudulently used a credit/debit card of an individual who resided in the Marble Community of Cherokee County. Following the investigation, the information was presented to the Cherokee County Grand Jury who handed down a true bill of indictment for the reported frauds.
Townsend was arrested and placed on a $10,000.00 unsecure bond. Townsend was processed through the Cherokee County Detention Center and has a February 29th, 2016 Cherokee County Superior Court date.
Sheriff Palmer encourages any one that has information on this crime or any other to report it. To report crime in Cherokee County you can call the anonymous tip line at 828-837-1344 or email a tip at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 911 if you observe a crime in progress.
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