Warrant: Garner woman accused of conspiring with lover online in conspiracy to kill her mother

GARNER, North Carolina (WTVD) – A Garner woman has been charged after she allegedly stole the identity of a friend and several family members and conspired to poison her mother in order to send money to a lover online, according to a search warrant.

Roxanne Reed, 66, was charged last month with criminal conspiracy to commit murder. She was also charged in August with one count of identity theft and three counts of obtaining property under false pretenses.

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The conspiracy to commit murder case arose after police learned that Reed was stealing identities.

As officers followed Reed in the case, she told police she met a man on Facebook named Michael Mascaro and sent him money and gift cards. Mascaro said he was in India and requested iTunes gift cards for his 13-year-old daughter, according to the warrant.

In order to fund Mascaro, Reed used his power of attorney to steal the following identities:

  • His mother: Reed allegedly took out three loans using his mother’s social security number and other sensitive information.
  • His friend: Reed allegedly took out a loan using her friend’s social security number and other sensitive information.
  • Her youngest son: Reed allegedly attempted to take out two loans using his son’s social security number and other sensitive information. He cut off loan applications before the money came in.

Soon after, Reed began an online romance with someone on Instagram named Scott Humple. Neither have met, but Reed says they’re married, according to the warrant.

In order to get money for Humple, Reed and Humple took to Google Hangout about his mother’s poisoning.

“It’ll be poison unless I can think of something else Baby,” Reed wrote, according to the warrant.

Reed decided she would poison her mother in her drinking water.

Reed and Humple discussed options for the poison.

Humple told him that “arsenic is colorless and tasteless.” They then discuss the cost of the poison. Reed later said in the chat that she would be paid and could purchase the poison in late August.

With his mother leaving, Reed could get his mother’s death certificate and receive $ 20,000 from her life insurance plan, Humple told him.

Reed told the detective she didn’t want to say any of this. The warrant says she thought none of this meant anything since it is “not real”.

“I will do what needs to be done for you and you alone as a wife because you are my husband. Make no mistake, it needs to be timed correctly and you need to know it,” Reed said in texts to Humple, according to the mandate.

Reed is currently being held at the Wake County Detention Center.

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