Funeral home worker arrested, accused of stealing from widow

SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - A worker at a local funeral home has been booked into the Rowan County jail under a bond of $150,000 for a list of financial crimes.

Vickie Hunsucker Threatt was placed into jail Friday night just after 8:30 pm.

Threatt is charged with forgery of bank notes, credit card fraud, identity theft, uttering, and obtaining property by false pretenses.

Threatt's employer is listed as Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home.

According to the report, Threatt offered to help a woman, 68, with her finances after her husband passed away in April, 2013.

The woman noticed unauthorized bank transactions on her bank statements, and asked her brother to help in reviewing her finances.

According to the report, they discovered that Threatt was using the woman's account as her own, and even obtained three credit cards in the victim's name.

Threatt, 45, was convicted of larceny in Cabarrus County in 1994 and received a suspended sentence.

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