By Kitsey E. Burns
March 13, 2014
YADKINVILLE — Yadkinville detectives arrested a Greensboro woman on March 3 after a lengthy investigation into a fraud case revealed she was wanted in multiple states.
Sherry Stanley Jimenez, 39, of Greensboro, allegedly has been using fraudulent aliases, addresses and careers throughout North Carolina and several eastern states, eluding numerous police agencies since 2000.
Jimenez, originally from Wilkes County, allegedly defrauded a Yadkinville man in September 2013 of more than $6,000 while she worked for him as a temporary employee. Jimenez is a U.S. citizen, but reportedly used her fluency in Spanish and fraudulent immigration documents to convince others that she was a Mexican citizen. Jimenez was able to change identities, addresses, and obtain employment for many years avoiding detection and arrest, according to the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office.
Jimenez also acted as an interpreter for non-English speaking defendants in court, according to law enforcement. A 2001 warrant issued in Yadkin County alleged that she collected money from her “clients” toward court fees and kept them for herself. She also allegedly acted as a car broker among the Latino communities, absconding with thousands of dollars in cash, never delivering the vehicles promised.
Jimenez also was able to deceive her current boyfriend of seven months, the sheriff’s office reported. He learned of her true identity and trail of deception the day of her arrest.
In addition to North Carolina, Jimenez is wanted in Virginia, Florida and Tennessee.
Twenty-one North Carolina warrants and one fugitive warrant for the state of Florida were served on Jimenez. Charges include fraud, worthless checks, probation violations and failures to appear in court on felony charges. Bond was set at $25,350 secured as detectives continue to investigate additional state and federal violations.