From Staff Reports
Copyright 2006 The News and Observer
DURHAM -- A deputy with the Durham County Sheriff's Office was on administrative leave this week after police accused him of depositing a counterfeit check from a fake bank account into an account at the State Employees Credit Union.
A Durham police investigator charged Eric Evans, 47, of 338 Weeping Willow Drive with obtaining property by false pretense.
Evans is accused of depositing a faked $90,000 check March 13 into an account at the State Employees Credit Union, then withdrawing a large amount of money, said police spokeswoman Kammie Michael. On March 17, the SECU discovered that the check, drawn on a bank in New York, was counterfeit, Michael said.
Evans remains on paid leave while an internal investigation at the Sheriff's Office is pending, Capt. Ricky Buchanan said.
May 12, 2006
N.C. deputy put on leave after check charge