RALEIGH, N.C. — A 43-year-old Wake Forest woman is charged with trying to get a Raleigh bank to transfer more than $15 million to her personal account.
Raleigh police told WTVD-TV that the woman posed as the CEO of Cede & Company – which is described online as clearinghouse for stock transactions.
In one instance, the woman, Angela Dozier-Carter, was apparently successful at getting $400 from New Bridge Bank branch on Falls of the Neuse Road in North Raleigh.
But when she requested two more transactions for $14,000,000 and $1,150,000, investigators say the bank told her that would take time. They became suspicious and called police. They claim that Dozier-Carter returned to the bank while an RPD officer was there, and she was arrested.
Charged with one count of obtaining property by false pretenses and two counts of attempting that same crime, Dozier-Carter told a judge at the Wake County Justice Center Wednesday afternoon that her half-million dollar bond is too high.
However, she told the judge in Wake District Court, if she had to post the bond, she could by using property deeds. Dozier-Carter said, “I could sign over my title deed to the Earth to be released as collateral that I’m willing to appear in court. I also have the title deed to the White House that I could put up which is worth 300 million dollars. But the Earth, the worth of the Earth is priceless.”
After conferring with the prosecutor, the judge decided not to lower the woman’s bond. He did approve a court-appointed attorney. Although he warned her not to discuss details of the case, she added, “I’m not guilty of these charges. I’m the owner of Cede & Company.”
According to the State Department of Corrections, Dozier-Carter has a lengthy criminal record. That record includes numerous other fraud and drug charges.