Ashley O. Church

Ashley O. Church

JEFFERSON — Ashley O. Church, 28, of Millers Creek, pleaded guilty in Ashe County Superior Court on Feb. 9 to 43 counts of larceny by employee, a Class C Felony.

The Hon. Michael D. Duncan presided over the court.

According to court documents, Church will serve “an active sentence in the mitigated range of a minimum of 44 months and a maximum of 65 months.”

Church was arrested Dec. 9, 2019, and charged with 43 counts of employee larceny after West Jefferson Police Department received a report of fraudulent activity on Aug. 29, 2019, The Ashe Post & Times previously reported.

This included 20 fraudulent transactions equaling $10,982.53 in August 2019 and 25 fraudulent transactions equaling $15,583.52 in July 2019, according to the warrants for Church’s arrest.

According to court documents, fraudulent activity by Church while employed at Carolina West Wireless which totaled more than $400,000, took place between June 2016 and August 2019.

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