County woman charged
A Catawba County woman is facing charges in connection with the theft of equestrian equipment and forging checks.
Kellie Ann Linker, 48, 7208 Sherrills Ford Road in Sherrills Ford, was arrested Wednesday and charged with three felony counts of uttering a forged instrument, two felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses and one felony count of larceny.
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detective Mark Stamey said she is accused of removing the blank checks, credit cards and other bankcards from a residence on North Ingleside Farm Road. Three of the checks were cashed at Fifth-Third Bank in Lincolnton for about $600. The checks were reported missing Dec. 18, but were cashed on Dec. 7 and Dec. 10.
In the other incident, Detective Matt Burgess said that while she was living on Petite Lane in Denver, Linker is accused of taking horse saddles and halters along with a Play Station and games. The items were pawned at pawnshops in Boger City and Lincolnton and were not recovered.
She was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $16,000 secured bond.