Woman arrested for stealing mail, cashing check

Jessica Newton (Photo courtesy of Onslow County Sheriff's Office)

RICHLANDS, Onslow County - A Richlands woman has been arrested for stealing mail from a mailbox and cashing another person's check.

On May 4, Onslow County Sheriff's Office deputies took a report from a citizen that mail had been stolen from their mailbox. The mail included a check, which was cashed by someone other than the victim.

An investigation revealed that Jessica Newton fraudulently endorsed the check and deposited it into a bank account.

Newton, age 32 of Fowler Manning Road in Richlands, was arrested Monday and charged with larceny of choice in action-bank note/check/other, forgery of endorsement and obtain property by false pretense.

She was transported to the Onslow County Sheriff's Office under a $25,000 unsecured bond.