A woman who is on probation for getting goods under false pretenses in Orange County was arrested on charges of having 14 counterfeit gift cards and using another woman's identity to try to get two AT&T iPhones.
Police stopped Artishia Lavonne Richardson, 41, from 1106 N. Drive St. in Durham on White Oak Road about 5:30 p.m. Friday, according to arrest records.
In arrest warrants charging her with attempting to get property by false pretense and identity theft, police accused Richardson of trying to use another woman’s name, Social Security number and birth date to open an AT&T cell phone account and get two iPhones in a promotional deal for $40 each.
They also accused her of having fine or more counterfeit instruments, saying she had 14 gift cards that looked like they were from certain banks but that had been encoded with other people’s account information.
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Last June, a court in Orange County convicted Richardson of getting merchandise under false pretenses in 2014 and put her on two years’ probation.
Friday, a magistrate set Richardson’s bail at 200,000, and she was held for a court appearance Monday.