Clayton Police arrested a woman after she reportedly tried to defraud the State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) on Regency Park Drive. Officers were dispatched Thursday to the location after the suspect attempted to pass a counterfeit check using someone else’s identity.
Officers were able to stop the woman in a vehicle as she was attempting to leave the area. Police said she initially identified herself with a fake name, however through investigative efforts was identified as Jessica Lynn Soucy, 31 of Raleigh. Soucy was wearing a wig, mask, sunglasses and latex gloves.
While searching her vehicle, Clayton Police recovered a number of items related to fraudulent activities.
An initial investigation revealed that Soucy had cashed several checks on Thursday at SECU locations in the McGee’s Crossroads and Cleveland areas. Soucy was arrested by Clayton Police on a felony charge of obtaining property by false pretenses.
Detectives have reached out to other law enforcement agencies to make them aware of the incident.
Police Chief Greg Tart said the investigation is ongoing and additional charges are forthcoming.