Woman accused of stealing pills

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 10, 2011

A home health nurse was arrested on a misdemeanor larceny charge Tuesday in connection with a patient’s report of missing pills.
Taylor C. Vuncannon, of 101 Brookshire Drive in Salisbury, was working as a home health nurse with Bayada Nurses while assisting Carol Chavis, of Tanner Road in Richfield, for about a year.
On Dec. 28, 2010, Chavis reported to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office that 45 Xanax tablets and 24 hydrocodone pills were missing. She told authorities Vuncannon was the only one left unattended with the ability to take them.
Investigators questioned Vuncannon at the time but did not immediately charge her. She was arrested Tuesday at the magistrate’s office after a follow-up investigation.
Other incidents reported to the sheriff’s office include:
• Seven more people came forward alleging they were victims of a fraudulent investment scam by Sammy and Sheila Biggerstaff. The Biggerstaffs were ordered last year to pay more than $56,000 in restitution and court costs, and 11 identified victims have gotten their money back.
In total, nine people have reported falling victim to the 2005 scheme since then, most saying they investing thousands of dollars. No new charges have been brought against the Biggerstaffs.
• Kelly Elizabeth Harris, of River Country Road in Salisbury, reported that someone broke out the rear glass and passenger side door glass of a 2000 Ford F-150 pickup truck belonging to Edward Gene Trexler of Timberridge Road in Salisbury. Trexler’s vehicle was parked Tuesday along the northbound side of Interstate 85 near the 81 mile marker.
• Oscar Patterson, of Rankin Road in Mount Ulla, reported a burglary at a mobile home on Rankin Road in Cleveland. Patterson reported that a $50 air conditioning unit had been stolen sometime between Sunday and Tuesday.
• Jerrell Gene Lowder, of Artz Road in Salisbury, reported that someone broke into and entered his home sometime between Feb. 12 and Tuesday, stealing $650 worth of welder leads, $50 worth of power and hand tools and an $85 TIG torch.
• Raymond T. Sides III, of East Ridge Road in Salisbury, reported the theft of a 45-caliber handgun worth $500 from his home Tuesday.
• Brittany Lucas Morris, of Barger Estates Drive in Salisbury, reported the theft of 29 hydrocodone pills from her home Saturday.