Woman charged with felony for eating candy bars

  • Posted: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 10:48 a.m.
Crystal Marie Wilcox
Crystal Marie Wilcox

A Rushco Food Store No. 5 employee was charged with a felony Tuesday evening for eating two candy bars on camera.

Officers were called to the store at 601 West Jake Alexander Boulevard in reference to a larceny by an employee.


The store’s supervisor told officers that in the process of reviewing camera footage to track down what happened to a missing $100, he had seen Crystal Marie Wilcox, 40, eating a couple of the store’s candy bars — specifically a Whatchamacallit and a Caramello Bar.

The combined value of the two candy bars was $2.40.

Authorities said Wilcox admitted to taking the candy bars and eating them without paying for them.

Upon searching Wilcox, police also found she had a single hydrocodone pill.

Wilcox was charged with felony larceny by servants and other employees and misdemeanor simple possession of a controlled substance.

She received a $500 bond and was taken to Rowan County Detention Center.

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