Suspect Steals Dead Man’s Identity

A Johnston County woman is facing felony charges after she allegedly stole the identity of a man who recently died.

The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office received a report recently from the man’s widow who said $5,000 in cash had been stolen and her dead husband’s identity had been used to open a credit card account.

Investigators have now charged Roxanne Felicia Aanenson, 54, of David Road, Wendell with identity theft, obtaining property by false pretenses and unlawfully obtaining a credit card.  Authorities said Aanenson was acquainted with the female victim.

Aanenson is not facing any charges in connection with the $5,000 money theft which still remains under investigation.

Aanenson was arrested Oct. 6th and confined in the Johnston County Jail under a $50,000 bond.