27-year-old Melissa Yvonne Wilkinson of 4th Street Drive N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 10:45 last night (July 1) on one count of felony larceny.
She was arrested after a female victim told Police she was missing three pieces of jewelry. The victim said she last saw the jewelry on May 6 before going out of town. She spoke to her adult son, who admitted to having a woman in his mother’s house while she was away. The woman was Melissa Wilkinson.
Utilizing an online record-keeping system, Police found pawn tickets for two of the stolen items that were traced back to Wilkinson. It’s not clear if any of the stolen jewelry was recovered.
Wilkinson was taken into custody at her residence and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $5,000 secured bond. She was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today in Newton.