Woman’s actions at Walmart, combined with her criminal history, results in at least 7 years in prison

Woman’s actions at Walmart, combined with her criminal history, results in at least 7 years in prison
(David Whisenant-WBTV)

ROWAN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - Elizabeth Dawn Mullis West was convicted this week in Rowan County Criminal Superior Court of felony obtaining property by false pretenses, felony interfere with an electronic monitoring device and misdemeanor trespass.

According to a press release from the Rowan County District Attorney’s Office, West admitted her status as a habitual felon and was sentenced to a minimum of 87 months to a maximum of 117 months in prison.

On December 6, 2017, officers with the Salisbury Police Department responded to Walmart in reference to a fraud. The loss prevention officer stated that he observed a white female, later identified as Mullis West, enter the store without any items. He stated she then picked up a vacuum and proceeded to the self-checkout line and bought other items not including the vacuum. Mullis West then returned the unpaid vacuum to customer service and was provided a gift card in the amount of $159.43.

On September 17, 2018, probation and parole notified the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office that Mullis West, who was on post-release supervision, was ordered to wear a satellite based monitoring device on her ankle. The probation and parole officer stated that Mullis West had absconded from post-release supervision and her whereabouts were unknown, as well as the ankle monitor valued at $575.00.

Mullis West had previously been convicted of two separate counts of felony obtaining property by false pretenses and felony possession of cocaine, among other convictions.

Rowan County District Attorney Brandy Cook stated that she appreciated the joint effort on behalf of Assistant District Attorney Ryan Sutton, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, the Salisbury Police Department, and Probation and Parole in holding Mullis West accountable for her criminal conduct.

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