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Woman charged with attempted rape, fraud / July 10, 2017
A Love Shop Road woman was indicted this week on 74 charges of fraud, forgery and theft and one charge of attempted rape of a minor.

Tammy Lynn Bray, 44, has been jailed at the Halifax Adult Detention Center since May. The charges against her mostly stem from a period in mid-April when she is accused of dozens of instances of check forgery, uttering checks and property theft. The allegation of attempted rape dates to a period going back to early October to late December.

An indictment is not a finding of guilt, but rather a determination by a grand jury that sufficient evidence exists to bring a case to trial. A Halifax County grand jury issued the charges against Bray on Thursday.

The 73 fraud and forgery charges against Bray are a mix of felonies and misdemeanors. She also faces a single charge of theft of property valued at less than $200, a misdemeanor count under Virginia law.

In other action Thursday by the grand jury, Heidi Bradshaw Sheets, a Mecklenburg County teacher who was previously arrested on charges of sexual abuse involving a minor, will face additional charges. The grand jury indicted Sheets on new charges of child sex abuse involving a minor 15 or older. Sheets is a former teacher and principal at Rivermont in Chase City, a therapeutic school for special needs students in the region. The Baskerville resident already was charged with child abuse in both Halifax and Mecklenburg counties.

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