Smithfield Woman Arrested On 14 Felony Charges

SMITHFIELD – A 55 year-old Smithfield woman was arrested July 15th on 14 felony warrants.  The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office charged Vicky Lynn Matthews of the 2100 block of Galilee Road with seven counts of identity theft and seven counts of obtaining property by false pretense.

On June 15th, a 79 year-old Fremont man reported that he accidentally left his wallet at Matthews home.  A short time later his bank card was used numerous times.  Approximately $1,000 was taken from his bank account. 

Authorities said the victim and suspect were acquainted.

Matthews was held on a $350,000 bond at the Johnston County Jail.