About 125 miles west of Raleigh lies the small town of Yadkinville. That is where a North Carolina woman was recently arrested and accused of fraud.
Law enforcement officials say the 39-year-old temporarily worked for a Yadkinville man, defrauding him of more than $6,000 last September.
Officials claim that her criminal activities were not limited to that incident, however. She was reportedly served with 21 North Carolina warrants and authorities say she is also suspected of crimes in Florida, Tennessee and Virginia.
They say the Spanish-speaking Wilkes County native uses fake immigration documents in her schemes, convincing people that she is a Mexican citizen.
One of the accusations against her is that she pretended to be a car broker in several Latino communities, but never delivered the promised vehicles after taking thousands of dollars from customers.
She also allegedly worked as a courtroom interpreter for non-English-speaking people, billing them for court fees and keeping the money herself.
Officials claim that she has for years used aliases and various identities, along with fraudulent immigration documents to change addresses and occupations and elude law enforcement.
According to a media report, she is accused not only of fraud, but also of writing bad checks, probation violations and not showing up in court to face felony charges.
In these kinds of cases, it is always important for a defendant to decline to speak with prosecutors or law enforcement officials about the charges and evidence. Instead, they should have a confidential conversation with an attorney experienced in white collar defense.
Source: WGHP, “Greensboro woman pretends to be Mexican citizen, faces multiple fraud charges,” March 4, 2014