Man wanted in $450,000 fraud scheme turns himself in to Fayetteville police

Friday, May 25, 2018
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William Franklin Adams

FAYETTEVILLE, NC (WTVD) -- A man wanted in Fayetteville in connection with defrauding numerous business and workers for more than $450,000, has turned himself in, Fayetteville Police said Friday afternoon.

William Franklin Adams, 52, of the 1100 block of W. Parkton Tobermory Road in Parkton, turned himself in Friday and is being held at the Cumberland County Detention Center.

Adams has been charged with three counts of forgery of an instrument, possession of a counterfeit instrument, two counts of uttering a forged instrument, and four counts of obtaining property by false pretense.

William Franklin Adams
Fayetteville Police Department

Detectives said the investigation revealed Adams has had numerous services provided for his company from various businesses and workers, but Adams has failed to pay for any of the services.

Adams paid workers and businesses with fraudulent checks that have resulted in more than $450,000 in losses for the workers and businesses.

If you believe you have been a victim of this crime, detectives are encouraging you to come forward with information. Adams has been known to operate throughout the North Carolina area, so detectives are encouraging any victims to contact their local police department