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Michael Joseph Ford
courtesy of Caldwell Co. Sheriff's Office

Morganton Man Charged with Obtaining Property by False Pretenses

41-year-old Michael Joseph Ford of Cape Hickory Road in Morganton was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (May 13) on one felony count of obtaining property by false pretenses. He was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center without bond. Ford will appear in District Court on May 15 in Lenoir.

He also has several District and Superior Court appearances scheduled in Catawba County on felony counts of attempting to obtaining property by false pretenses, uttering a forged instrument, embezzlement, and possession of a firearm by a felon. Ford has also been twice charged as an habitual felon in Catawba County.