State v. Conley, 220 N.C. App. 50 (Apr. 17, 2012)

The evidence was sufficient to sustain the defendant’s convictions for uttering a forged instrument and attempting to obtain property by false pretenses. Both offenses involved a fraudulent check. The court rejected the defendant’s argument that there was insufficient evidence to establish that the check was falsely made. An employee of the company that allegedly issued the check testified that she had in her possession a genuine check bearing the relevant check number at the time the defendant presented another check bearing the same number. The employee testified the defendant’s check bore a font that was “way off” and “really different” from the font used by the company in printing checks. She identified the company name on the defendant’s check but stated “it’s not our check.”