• Boone police make arrests in pair of financial crimes


    BOONE, N.C. - Police in Boone have made arrests in a pair of financial crime investigations.

    According to police, officers on Thursday arrested a Walmart employee for allegedly stealing money from a cash register.

    Michael Richard Drake, 20, was booked into a detention center under at $15,000 bond.

    Police also arrested 34-year-old Carrie Nicole Wells. She allegedly stole checks from a neighbor and forged them.

    Police said Wells surrendered to police and was given a $10,000 bail before being released.

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