Suspect in Elon mail thefts, check frauds wanted on 18 felony charges
ELON, N.C. — Police are asking for the public’s help locating Armond Berry of High Point who is now wanted on 18 felony charges in connection to the recent mail thefts and check frauds in Elon.
Barry is wanted on six counts each of identity theft, uttering forged endorsement and forgery of endorsement.
Barry has several aliases, including Dewayne R. Taylor, Keith M. Jones, Ronnie Cornelius, Anthony Duhart and Kavon Moultrie.
The car Barry and another suspect are driving is described as a white 2007 Chevrolet Impala with two vertical orange stripes that run the length of the car. The vehicle, with the North Carolina license plate AJT-9470, is registered to Marian Taylor.
Lt. Mark Sweat with the Elon Police Department said the pair is stealing outgoing mail containing checks and then committing check fraud.
“They would take the account information from the bottom of the check and create a false counterfeit check,” he said. “And then they would go to Walmart and purchase between $500 and $700.”
Sweat explained that the couple would then return the purchased items to a different Walmart to get cash.
Sweat said three homes were victimized in Elon and the total amount taken was $3,500. He said the banks involved did refund the money.
Elon police said the suspects could live anywhere in the state and are connected to mail thefts in Asheville and the Charlotte area as well. Burlington police also said a vehicle with the same description is wanted for a July larceny on University Drive.
Anyone who recognizes the vehicle or the suspects is asked to contact Lt. Sweat at (336) 586-0946.