A Charlotte man faces multiple charges related to identity theft related to a Mooresville business.
Vernard Anthony Gregory, 32, of Charlotte, has been charged with four counts of felony identity theft and four counts of felony uttering a forged instrument. He was issued a $20,000 bond by a magistrate after being transported to the Mecklenburg County Detention Center last week.
The investigation developed as follows, according to Iredell County Sheriff Darren Campbell:
The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office received a report in reference to multiple checks from a Mooresville business that had been forged and cashed at multiple banks in Winston-Salem, Greensboro and Walkertown, North Carolina.
Detective C. Scannella, of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Economic and White Collar Crimes Unit was assigned the case. His investigation involved interviewing several witnesses and search warrants were obtained and served for the bank records, leading to Gregory as a suspect.
Gregory was arrested by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department on Wednesday and charged for the money taken, which was in excess of $3,000.