DURHAM — The Durham County Sheriff’s office arrested a young couple Wednesday on charges relating to stealing their neighbors’ mail and committing fraud.
Amber Michelle Carthen, 23, and Donnie Paul Cates, 22, of Eaker Drive were arrested after Durham County Sheriff’s investigators alleged they were committing several types of fraud.
Investigators said Carthen and Cates stole and cashed an income tax return and used a stolen credit card to make various unauthorized purchases.
More charges are likely as the sheriff’s office works with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service to investigate the crimes.