A woman used someone else's identity to hide a criminal conviction for stealing so she could get a job at a Burger King, then embezzled money from the restaurant, according to Raleigh police.
Natasha Rena Wright, 26, turned herself in on Monday to face three felony charges – identity theft, larceny by employee and obtaining property by false pretense.
According to an arrest warrant that police swore out on Aug. 3, it all happened at the Burger King on July 5.
The charges said that Wright used another woman’s name, birthday, driver’s license number and Social Security number so the Burger King’s managers would not know she has a conviction on her record.
Wright was convicted last October of misdemeanor larceny in a case in which Raleigh police originally had charged her with theft by employee.
In the latest case against Wright, the false-pretense charge involved getting the job, the warrant said.
The theft, the warrant said, involved embezzling $103.28 in cash.
Wright had been given a suspended sentence and put on probation for the 2016 theft conviction in Raleigh.
Wright also has two other cases pending.
Holly Springs police arrested her on Jan. 10, charging she had committed financial card theft and obtained property by false pretense late last year. In Johnston County, she has a court date Aug. 24 on a charge of stealing a motor vehicle.