Local man arrested for felony obtaining property by false pretense, other charges

Mebane resident Dedric Lamont Gant was arrested February 12 and charged with a various of offenses in relation to stealing checks from his mother and forging her signature on them. His bond was set at $12,000. 

On Tuesday January 21, the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office received a report of fraudulent activity with a checking account. The victim advised her son had taken five of her checks, wrote them to himself, forged her signature and cashed them.

The victim was able to provide copies of the five checks that showed them made out to Dedric Gant, signed with his mother’s name. During the investigation, Mr. Gant was interviewed and confessed to stealing his mother’s checks and writing them to himself.

Mr. Gant was arrested on February 12 and taken to the Alamance County Detention Center.

Full name of defendant: Dedric Lamont Gant B/M 50

Address:                         1159 W Holt St. Mebane NC, 27302

Charges:                         5 counts: Felony obtaining property by false

                                       5 counts: Felony forgery of instrument

                                       5 counts: Felony uttering forged instruments

                                       3 counts: Misdemeanor larceny

Bond: $12,000