ENFIELD - An Enfield man is facing charges related to stealing from his employer, with additional charges coming from throughout North Carolina and other states for similar offenses.

Det. Sgt. Roy Rooks, of the Halifax County Sheriff's Office, said an employer in the county contacted him after a bank in Rocky Mount alerted them to the presentation of a $2,700 check for cash.

Rooks' investigation led to the identification of Jonathan Sherrod Solomon, 40, of Enfield, who Rooks said stole a blank check from his employer and wrote it to himself before cashing it in Rocky Mount.

"He has a history of this," Rooks said. "He's got an extensive history of crimes of this nature."

Further investigation by Rooks led to the discovery of additional charges against Solomon in two different states and other jurisdictions in North Carolina, Rooks said. Tuesday, Deputies Jason Keeter and Robert Wade arrested Solomon at his home.

Solomon is charged with identity theft, stemming from the use of checking account numbers, obtaining property by false pretense, forgery of endorsement, uttering a forged instrument, and larceny. During booking additional charges of obtaining property by false pretense, forgery of endorsement, uttering a forged instrument, financial fraud, larceny and fugitive warrants were discovered, Rooks said. Solomon is being held in the Halifax County Detention Center under a $1,087,000 bond and is due in court Feb. 28.

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