Woman charged with scamming town of Selma

May 27, 2009 

— Clayton police have charged a Raleigh woman with a check scam involving the town of Selma.

The woman, Lakeitha Evette Davis, 33, of 3233 Calculus Lane in Raleigh, has been charged with one felonious count of obtaining property by false pretense.

The town of Selma reported the scam to Clayton police on May 15.

Town officials said it began when they sent a former customer a check for a utility refund, police said. Days later the customer reported she didn’t receive the check, and the town stopped payment on it. Then the customer went to the town and picked up a new check.

The customer immediately cashed the new check, police said.

Then a few days later, the customer cashed the original check at a local hot dog joint called Jones Lunch in Clayton in the amount of $999.

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