Police briefs


First Posted: 8/10/2009

n Two more offenses have been issued against a Winston-Salem woman previously charged with numerous wallet thefts at Wal-Mart, according to the Mount Airy Police Department. Regina Lee Burns Moore, 35, of 6210 Cook Ave., turned herself in to city police during the weekend on four counts of financial card fraud, a misdemeanor.
The charges relate to transactions allegedly made using credit and debit cards stolen over a two-year period. Moore was arrested in July after a lengthy investigation into a series of incidents at the local Wal-Mart, which targeted elderly women. Typically, victims attention was diverted while Moore, who was captured on store surveillance video, allegedly removed wallets from purses which contained cash, Social Security cards and drivers licenses in addition to credit and debit cards.
In July, Moore was charged with 16 larceny charges involving both felonies and misdemeanors and five counts of financial card fraud. Police had said additional fraud charges were expected as the investigation continued. Moore is free on a $50,000 secured bond on the violations issued in July and a $5,000 unsecured bond on the latest three cases. She is scheduled to appear in court in September.
Lisa Waddell Gough, 45, of 740 Worth St., was jailed Sunday on two outstanding orders for arrest for allegedly failing to appear in court in February and March on charges including a felony probation violation and driving while license revoked. Gough was confined in the Surry County Jail under a $15,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 20.
A Bolens BL-100 two-cycle gas trimmer valued at $200 was discovered missing Saturday from the home of Bonnie Beth Anderson on Wards Gap Road. The case is inactive, with no leads to pursue at this time.
Joseph William Stout, 37, of 828 Banner St., was cited Saturday for allegedly allowing a dog to run at large, after police investigated a bite case on Penn Street which was linked to Stouts yellow Labrador retriever. A court date of Sept. 17 was set for Stout.
Police are investigating a larceny reported Friday at the home of Katherine Self Brannock on Myers Drive involving the theft of $800 in currency and $100 in coins. A housekeeper is suspected of taking the money sometime within the previous month, according to police records.
Donald Joney Jewell, a Virginia Street resident, told police Friday that prescription medication valued at $120 and $100 in cash were stolen during a break-in at his home earlier in the week. The case remains open for further investigation.

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