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Woman accused of area charity theft arrested in Florida for allegedly not paying child support
Fraud arrest

Authorities in Florida have arrested a woman who was recently deemed a fugitive from the law in Dawson County. 

Crystal Hope Dyer, 34, of Roswell, was apprehended on Aug. 7 by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office in Paisley, Florida, according to a booking report on the agency’s website. 

The Dawson County Sheriff’s Office booked her into custody on Aug. 14 on a charge of failing to pay child support. 

In April, Dyer was arrested by DCSO for allegedly taking money from a charity called St. Vincent De Paul Christ Society last fall.  

At that time, she was charged with one count each of felony theft by taking and third-degree forgery as well as seven counts of identity fraud.  

Most of the fraud charges and the forgery one accused Dyer of issuing checks using the organization’s information to an account at a bank in Dawson County.

Warrants allege Dyer took $3,000 from the charity “by utilizing seven fraudulent checks with the charity listed as the payee and the checks made payable to Crystal Dyer by cashing said checks or depositing them into a bank account.”  

One of the identity fraud warrants stated Dyer allegedly issued a check under false pretenses  by posing as a landlord to receive a check from the charity.  

The alleged offenses occurred between Nov. 17 and Dec. 30, 2021, according to DCSO warrants. Dyer was also arrested on Dec. 12, 2021, and accused of possessing drugs with the intent to distribute. 

DCN will update this story as more information becomes available.