Jacksonville woman arrested on charges of credit card fraud


A Jacksonville woman has been arrested on numerous charges pertaining to credit card fraud.

On December 31, 2018, Onslow County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a business on Richlands Highway, “Contact Us,” who reported several customers had fraudulent charges on their credit cards.

Investigation revealed that Kaliesha Liala Hightower, while working as a customer service representative at Belk, was ordering items for herself on customers’ credit cards. Hightower, 28-years-old of Morton Street in Jacksonville, turned herself in January 14, 2019. She was taken before the magistrate and charged with:

  • (4) Counts Obtaining Property by False Pretense – Felony
  • (4) Counts Identity Theft – Felony
  • (4) Counts Using an Illicit Card – Misdemeanor

Hightower is currently incarcerated in the Onslow County Detention Center under a $80,000 secured bond, awaiting her first court appearance.

Anyone with information about this incident may contact Onslow County Sheriff’s Office at 910-455-3113, Detective Daniels at 910-989-4071, jerry_daniels@onslowcountync.gov or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273. Please refer to case 2018020709 when calling.

Crime Stoppers offers cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that is deemed of value or assistance to law enforcement. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and never have to reveal their identity.

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