Local woman allegedly uses ex-boyfriend's card to purchase health products

The Alamance County Sheriff's Office took Laurie Ann Church, a 38 year-old Mebane woman, into custody this week. Church was charged with one count of felony identity theft and one count of obtaining goods by false pretense in relation to nearly $800 in health-related products that she allegedly purchased using a card owned by her ex-boyfriend. The items were shipped to Church's Mebane home, and subsequent interviews by local authorities resulted in her arrest.

On Tuesday August 27, investigators with the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a victim’s United Health Care account was used to order products from Health Products Benefits totaling $748.00 that he did not authorize. 

The victim stated he believed his ex-girlfriend, Laurie Ann Church, had used an old card of his to purchase the items. The victim received information from his health insurance company that the products had been shipped to 3800 Lloyd Town Farm Rd. in Mebane that he knew to be Church’s new address. 

On Friday August 30, an interview was conducted at the Lloyd Town Farm address with Laurie Ann Church. Ms. Church admitted the items were delivered to her address and she currently was possession at that time.

Ms. Church agreed meet the Investigator at the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office for an interview. 

During an audio and video recorded non-custodial interview Church stated she did not want to incriminate herself and would not answer questions at that time. Church was taken into custody and presented to the magistrate who remanded Church to the Alamance County Detention Center under a $25,000 secured bond. 

Full name of defendant: Laurie Ann Church

Race / Sex / Age:  W/ F/ 38

Address: 3800 Lloyd Town Farm Rd., Mebane NC 27302

Charges:

---1 count Felony Identity Theft  

---1 count obtaining Goods by False Pretense

Bond: $25,000 secured