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Detectives arrest Wilmington woman on 39 counts of forgery

Posted Friday, October 1, 2004

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Amy Darlene Maness, age 48, of 231 Peiffer Ave, Wilmington, NC was taken into custody and transported back to Chatham County on September 24th by the Wilmington Police Department after conducting a routine traffic stop.

Ms Maness, a former resident of Chatham County, fled after learning she was wanted for questioning in connection with an investigation involving the Uttering and Forgery of 39 personal checks.

The checks belonged to Margaret L. Rakes of 3623 Rives Chapel Road, Siler City. Ms Rakes is the spouse of Revered Reggie B. Rakes of The Fellowship Hall at the Pentecostal Victory Temple located at 18074 Hwy 64 West. They were taken from her purse when she was working in the kitchen preparing food for the needy.

The checks were written in Asheboro, Chatham County, Guildford County, High Falls, Moore County, Pittsboro, Ramseur, Randleman, Randolph County, Siler City, and Sophia between April 8th and 16th of 2004. A task force of multiple Law Enforcement Agencies, headed by elements of the Criminal Investigation Division, Chatham County Sheriff’s Office’s, led to Ms Maness’s arrest.

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