Blotter: Two charged with identity theft

Published 12:00 am Monday, May 11, 2020

By Carl Blankenship

SALISBURY – Two women were arrested and charged with separate incidents of identity theft over the weekend.

Alesia Franklin, 31, of Salisbury, was arrested and charged with felony identity theft on Friday in connection to an April 21 incident wherein she allegedly obtained a credit card in someone else’s name and made at least $600 in online purchases with the card.

Yunikka Price, 42, of Salisbury, was charged on Saturday, in connection to a Thursday incident with felony financial card theft, felony identity theft and felony wrongful retention of a misplaced card.

Price allegedly took a credit/debit card and attempted to present herself as the victim to purchase a $600 money order.

In other crime reports:

  • Trista Donaldson, 34, of Salisbury, was charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle on Friday in connection to the January 29 theft of a 2003 Dodge Durango.
  • Timothy Williams, 44, of Concord, was charged with felony larceny from a merchant and misdemeanor larceny after allegedly placing the wrong product codes on an antenna and two pairs of jeans to attempt to purchase them for a lower price and steal “spray paint, scissors, grapes, tape headphones, two packs of gloves and paint wipes,” according to the warrant for Williams’ arrest.
  • Brian Erdman, 44, of Salisbury, was charged with felony breaking and entering a motor vehicle and misdemeanor larceny on Friday after allegedly breaking into a truck in late April and stealing several power tools, a battery and charger.


About Carl Blankenship

Carl Blankenship has covered education for the Post since December 2019. Before coming to Salisbury he was a staff writer for The Avery Journal-Times in Newland and graduated from Appalachian State University in 2017, where he was editor of The Appalachian.

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