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Woman charged with forgery accepts plea deal for 10 years probation

by Bradly Gill | May 13, 2022 at 5:00 a.m.

A Camden woman accepted a plea deal for 10 years probation and restitution to be determined later on one charge of forgery during court on Thursday.

Mary Jo Dearman, 63, pleaded guilty on one count of forgery before Judge Robin Carrol.

According to an affidavit, Camden Police Department officers were dispatched to River Valley Credit Union in reference to a fraud report on August 13, 2019. Chief Executive Officer Mark Hixon told police that Mary Dearman deposited a $62,650 check on Aug. 12.

The following day, Hixon told police, Dearman wire transferred $58,000 through Wells Fargo and withdrew $4,635.05 in cash. Hixon said a call was placed to verify the check and it was revealed that it was fraudulent, according to the affidavit.

Hixon told police he contacted Dearman regarding the check and she told him she knew the check was fraudulent when she deposited it. Derman told him the check was deposited in order to transfer money to an FBI agent named Deborah A. Gibson as part of an FBI sting operation, according to court records.

Dearmen told him she could give not give him any more information because the FBI agent told her not to, Hixon told police.

According to the affidavit, when police responded to the intial call from the bank, Dearmen called Hixon and said she had been in contact with the FBI agent, who said she would transfer the money back to her.

The affidavit goes on to state that Dearmen told Hixon she used the $4,000 cash she withdrew for herself.

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