Woman arrested on multiple charges

ELKINS – A woman was arrested Sunday on forgery and uttering charges after allegedly stealing an area man’s checks and passing them at local businesses, the West Virginia State Police is reporting.

Holly Nicole Funderburk, a.k.a. Holly N. White, was arrested one one count of forgery, a felony, and one count of uttering, a felony, after State Police officials received a walk-in complaint on Jan. 15 from a man who claimed that Funderburk “had stolen his checks and was going to different businesses in the area, passing checks and forging his name,” according to the criminal complaint.

Sgt. R.K. Swisher, the investigating officer, interviewed the man, who told him that he “had not given (Funderburk) authorization or permission to use his name or checks.”

In addition, he told Swisher that Funderburk had used his checks at the Dollar Store and Peeble’s. When Swisher visited Peeble’s to investigate, the store manager provided him with surveillance footage of Funderburk purchasing items in the store on Jan. 14. Swisher obtained a detailed list of all items that Funderburk had purchased at Peeble’s. The store manager provided a receipt for the items totaling $348.96.

Swisher reported that he “was able to verify (Funderburk’s) identity upon viewing the surveillance due to a long history of knowing (her), including several face-to-face interactions, one of which was very recent.”

Funderburk was arraigned by a magistrate in Hardy County. She is being held in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $7,000 cash or surety bond.