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N.C. residents charged in burglary, theft of cash

Two Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., residents were arrested and charged with breaking into a house and stealing money and checks, according to a news release from the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

Felisha Nicole Milligan, 22, and William Ross Stout, 30, were each charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and safecracking in the Ash area, according to Sgt. April Stanley with the Sheriff’s Office. Milligan is being held on $25,000 bauk and Stout is being held on $20,000 bail at the Brunswick County Detention Facility.

Deputies were called to Whiteville Road where a homeowner found someone had forced the back door open between July 26 and Aug. 11, Stanley said. Officials learned a safe with about $ 4,700 in cash and multiple blank checks were taken during the incident.

During the investigation detectives learned someone cashed one of the victim’s checks and another person tried to cash a second check at a local bank, Stanley said. The case is still under investigation and additional charges are pending.