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4/20/2017 3:42:00 PM
Newton Woman Arrested For Identity Theft
Photo Courtesy Lincolnton Police Department
Photo Courtesy Lincolnton Police Department

Lincolnton Police Department
Press Release

LINCOLNTON, N.C. - On Saturday, April 15, 2017, Donna Dixon Wood, of Newton, N.C., was arrested and served with an outstanding felony warrant for financial identity theft and financial card fraud. 

The warrant was the result of an investigation conducted by Lincolnton Police Department Detective Tony Potts.  Upon investigating the case, Det. Potts determined that Wood stole a debit or bank card from a known victim and utilized the card illegally in obtaining money while acting as the victim.

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Det. Richard Calhoun of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office also assisted with the investigation. 

Wood was placed in the Lincoln County Jail and given a $6,000 secured bond.  Additionally, Wood was given a first appearance court date in Lincoln County District Court for Monday, April 17, 2017. 

Wood has prior convictions for common law forgery, common law uttering, possession of drug paraphernalia, DWI, simple worthless check, misdemeanor child abuse, and intoxicated and disruptive. 

If anyone has any information about this case or any other criminal or narcotics case, please contact the Lincolnton Police Department at 704-736-8900 or contact the Lincolnton-Lincoln County CrimeStoppers at 704-736-8909.  All calls made to CrimeStoppers can be made anonymously and the caller will be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward if the information given leads to an arrest.

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