Family forgives in plea agreement

Feb. 13, 2013 @ 06:13 PM

An Oxford woman in Vance County Superior Court this week received suspended time on misdemeanors out of a 102-felony identity theft case that catalogued dozens of instances in which she paid herself from her father-in-law’s accounts.

Assistant District Attorney John Hindsman said Nanetta Bailey Wilson, 23, of 400 Sunset St., Oxford, received leniency from the Wilson family that did not want her to be convicted on felonies.

Judge Elaine M. Bushfan accepted a 10-misdemeanor plea deal that divided the case in two orders, each suspending concurrent jail penalties of 45 days on the condition that she pay restitution starting with $3,000 due by March 25.

Indictments in the case note that victim Edward Wilson lost an estimated $10,925.49 over a year, from May 2010 to May 2011, mainly from her use of his USAA Insurance Company account information.

She also used PSNC Energy, Progress Energy, Gerber Life Insurance, Capital One Credit and CenturyLink accounts to pay her bills, provide services and otherwise take his personal property, according to indictments in the case.

Subpoenas for witnesses included a representative from USAA Insurance, which provides home, life and auto insurance products with online banking and investment services.

Nanetta Wilson signed an affidavit of indigence, noting two dependents, $890 monthly household purchase payments, $690 in other monthly bills, a 1999 Plymouth Neon worth $1,500 as an asset, $1,000 monthly in returns as a full-time student at UNC Chapel Hill and a spouse employed at the Henderson Cracker Barrel at $1,000 a month.

The household received $6,000 in returns from 2011 income taxes, according to the affidavit.

Nanetta Wilson is under orders by Bushfan to serve 50 hours of community service and remain either gainfully employed or a full-time student.

The case is scheduled for a hearing March 25 to verify payment of the $3,000 restitution and confirm the additional restitution amount.

Contact the writer at mfisher@hendersondispatch.com.