Man accused of forging aunt’s checks

Jan. 09, 2014 @ 05:27 PM

A Lenoir man is accused of stealing checkbooks from his 79-year-old aunt, who had hired him to do odd jobs around the house to earn extra money.

Police say that Faron Scott Walker, 47, of 2019 Hampton Heights St. signed his name on a number checks and tried to cash them at several stores in Lenoir and elsewhere in Caldwell County, and was able to get $1,352 within Lenoir.

Walker’s aunt, Dorothy Dellinger of Kincaid Circle, said she learned of the theft of the checks just before Christmas.

“The convenience store called and said he cashed a check there,” she said.

“This ruined our Christmas for the family,” she said. “He told me he needed the money because he was buying cocaine with it. I really feel bad for him, but it wasn’t fair to us. I don’t know if he realizes what he was doing. He needs help.”

Walker was arrested Tuesday and charged by Lenoir police with two counts of larceny of chose in action (a charge that means stealing a bank note or other order of payment), two counts possession of stolen goods, five counts of forgery and uttering, and exploitation of the disabled/elderly. More charges are expected from the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office, Lenoir Police Detective Jason Parker said.

Records from the N.C. Division of Adult Correction show Walker has prior convictions in Caldwell County for common law forgery, larceny, breaking and entering, and driving while impaired.

Walker’s three secured bonds totalled $95,000.