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Tuesday, 29 July 2014 06:54

Hickory Woman Convicted of Child Abuse; Larceny

Alison Nicole Hullett Alison Nicole Hullett courtesy of the District Attorney's Office

28-year-old Alison Nicole Hullett of Hickory was convicted in Catawba Co. Criminal Superior Court yesterday (July 28) on two counts of felony child abuse one count of felony larceny by employee. Hullett was sentenced to no less than 40 months and no more than 72 months in the North Carolina Division of Adult Correction.

The crimes occurred in February 2013 and June 2013, respectively, in Hickory and Newton. In the child abuse case, Hullett was convicted for failure to seek medical care for her children who had been injured and then making false statements to Police and to the Department of Social Services as to how the injuries occurred. The larceny conviction involved the theft of more than $1,500 from Hullett’s employer. She failed to make a deposit. Hullett admitted the theft to investigators.

Investigator Lori Dingess from the Hickory Police Department and Investigator David Coffman from the Newton Police Department handled the investigations and Assistant District Attorney Brenda Brewer prosecuted the cases. The Honorable Jeffrey P. Hunt presided over the convictions.

Hullett will be transported to the Division of Adult Correction for processing.

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