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October 16, 2019

Murphy Woman Arrested for Fraud

Loretta Lynn Townsend, a 41-year-old Murphy, North Carolina woman who is a registered sex offender,  was arrested for indictments issued from the January setting of the Cherokee County Grand Jury.

During the month of June 2015, a report was received by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office indicating that Townsend had fraudulently used a credit/debit card of an individual who resided in the Marble Community of Cherokee County.  Following the investigation, the information was presented to the Cherokee County Grand Jury who handed down a true bill of indictment for the reported frauds.

Townsend was arrested and placed on a $10,000.00 unsecure bond.  Townsend was processed through the Cherokee County Detention Center and has a February 29th, 2016 Cherokee County Superior Court date.

About The Author

Andy has worked in broadcasting around Western North Carolina over the last 17 years. He serves as the Operations Manager and Program Director for WRGC and WBHN. “I’ve been with the crew here at Five Forty Broadcasting since the idea of bringing the station back to Jackson County at 540-AM. I feel a personal connection with community radio and the area”. In the past, Andy has worked with iHeart Media and Sky Country Broadcasting. He resides in Haywood County.

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