Last suspect in $160,000 Walmart fraud case arrested

From staff reportsApril 2, 2014 

— Police on Wednesday arrested the last suspect they sought in an embezzlement case involving a local Walmart.

Charlene Renee Bradsher, 42, of 3523 Greywood Drive, is accused of conspiring to obtain about $159,00 from Walmart under false pretenses and of possessing more than 30 “counterfeit instruments” used to make fake payroll checks, according to arrest warrants.

Brasher is accused of using checks, W2 forms, images, signatures, company logo sand bank logos to make “counterfeit payroll checks,” a warrant states. Authorities allege the crimes occurred between July 2013 and January of this year.

Police first charged Natasha Shanta Alexander, 26, last July with obtaining property by false pretense in relation to the case, according to police. Officers in January charged another woman, Katina Denise Powell, with obtaining property by false pretense and conspiracy to do the same.

Alexander was charged last week with embezzling close to $160,000, and police at the time said they were still looking for Bradsher.

Bradsher was released Wednesday from the Wake County Detention Center after posting a $25,000 bond.

Arrest reports do not specify whether Bradsher was employed at the Walmart store at 1725 New Hope Church Road at the time of the theft.

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