Woman Charged With Financial Card Fraud

A Four Oaks woman is facing fraud charges after she allegedly stole her roommates debit card and used it three times.

Alta Phillips Strickland, 44, of Heath Road, Four Oaks was arrested Friday afternoon by the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office.

According to investigators, Strickland reportedly stole a BB&T debit card from her roommate earlier this month then used the card once at Carlie C’s IGA and twice at the Dollar General in Four Oaks.  Altogether, Strickland obtained $175.21 in cash and merchandise during the three unauthorized transactions.

Strickland was charged with obtaining property by false pretense and financial card theft.  She was held under a $50,000 bond at the Johnston County Jail.