Neighbor Linked To Theft

A Four Oaks woman has been arrested for allegedly stealing a debit card from her neighbor’s car, then using the stolen debit card to make withdrawals from three ATM’s in the area.

Heather Annette Whaley, 29, of the 200 block of Spring Lake Road, was reportedly identified as the suspect after her photo was captured on the ATM cameras.

Last Tuesday, a 45 year-old neighbor reported that her car had been entered and a debit card and $4,100 in jewelry had been stolen from the unlocked vehicle.

Whaley was charged with 9 felony charges including larceny, identity theft, financial card theft and obtaining property by false pretenses.  Whaley was jailed Saturday under a $50,000 secured bond.