Smithfield Man Linked To 2019 Goldsboro Fraud Case

Two people have been arrested for their alleged involvement in a debit card fraud case.  On December 18, 2019, Goldsboro Police received a report from a woman that her debit card was stolen and at least three fraudulent purchases were made in the Goldsboro area before she could cancel the card.

During the investigation, two suspects were identified.  Felony warrants were obtained on James Sean Suggs of Smithfield and Nicole Marie Rugkit of Goldsboro for one count each of financial card theft and possession of stolen property, as well as three counts each of obtaining property by false pretense.

On July 31st, James Suggs was arrested by the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office at his residence in the 1200 block of Eli Olive Road in Smithfield. He was then taken before a Johnston County Criminal Magistrate where he was served with  outstanding warrants in this case, as well as warrants in unrelated cases and placed into the custody of the Johnston County Jail in lieu of a $25,000 secured bond.

Nicole Marie Rugkit was also arrested by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office on July 31st in the 100 block of Cabin Creek Drive in Seven Springs. She was taken before a Wayne County Criminal Magistrate where she was served with her outstanding warrants and confined in the Wayne County Detention Center in lieu of a $15,000 secured bond.