Following the conclusion of a national competitive search, Burke County Commissioners have made the announcement…
30-year-old Mercedes Angeleen Sloan of South Sterling Street in Morganton was arrested Wednesday (October 19) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. She’s charged with eight felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses.
Sloan is charged in connection to the theft of a financial card which was used to purchase items at a convenience store on South Sterling Street in Morganton. According to police reports, the total theft is listed at $67.93. The incident was reported by the victim, a 40-year-old female, shortly before noon Wednesday.
Sloan was arrested just before 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at an address on North Green Street in Morganton. Following the arrest, she was placed in the Burke County Jail under $70,000 secured bond. She remained in jail as of earlier today (October 21). A District Court date is scheduled for November 10 in Morganton.