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Woman accused of cashing deceased mother's VA checks

Merita Brown (Source: Columbus Co. Sheriff's Office) Merita Brown (Source: Columbus Co. Sheriff's Office)

TABOR CITY, NC (WECT) – A woman in Tabor City was arrested Thursday for allegedly cashing her deceased mother's VA checks.

According to police, Merita Brown, 56, continued to cash her mother's checks for more than a year after her mother died.

Investigators say Brown cashed several of the checks at Dameron Drug Store and the IGA in Tabor City.

Brown faces ten charges of obtaining property under false pretense.

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