Davidson woman faces 48 charges

Accused of defrauding elderly
Nov. 19, 2012 @ 06:35 PM

A Clemmons woman stands accused of posing as a hospital employee to obtain financial information from elderly victims. She faces 48 charges.
According to the Davidson County Sheriff's Office, elderly people were called and told that a hospital owed them money. The caller asked for personal information such as Social Security numbers, dates of birth and financial card numbers.
The personal information was used to apply for credit cards online. Several of the credit cards were mailed to a vacant house.
The financial card numbers were used to make numerous charges in Davidson County, Lexington, Forsyth County, Win-Salem and Oriental.
In connection to the report, Heather Danyela Hill, 233 Twin Creeks Road, 34, was charged with 31 counts of identity theft, nine counts of obtaining property by false pretense, seven counts of financial transaction card fraud and financial transaction card theft.
According to a press release, deputies in addition found that Hill was operating an unlicensed daycare from her home. The Davidson County Social Services and the N.C. Department of Heath and Human Services were contacted.
Hill was placed in Davidson County Jail under a $255,000 secured bond with a court date of Dec. 10.
Hill also faces charges from an earlier incident. In the Nov. 10 edition, the Times reported that Hill was charged with misdemeanor larceny and identity theft.
A man, identified as Hill's grandfather, had reported Oct. 10 that unauthorized checks had been written on his account.
According to investigators, routing and account numbers from a check were used to make Internet payments. Hill's court date of Dec. 10 also includes charges from this incident.