Pair admit to involvement in theft
A man and woman who conspired to steal money from the latter’s employer in August were in court Wednesday on the charges stemming from that incident.
According to facts presented in court, Carlos Dasha Williams and Heather Lynn Holt, both of Wakefield, were involved in a staged robbery on Aug. 31. Holt, then an employee of a Holiday Foods store, was making a deposit for her employer at a downtown bank when she claimed she was robbed of the money and some personal belongings.
A police officer saw a man fitting the suspect’s description walking a away from the bank, and attempted to stop him. That man was Williams.
Williams ran, according to the testimony. He was later apprehended, however, and was found to be in possession of more than $2,500 in cash, plus Holt’s wallet.
Holt told police she didn’t know the man who had allegedly robbed her, but later admitted during questioning that the incident was staged, and that they had talked about it the night before. He also said in questioning that Holt had driven him to the downtown area, and then called him as she was on her way to the bank from work.
Williams was indicted by a grand jury on one count each of grand larceny, obstruction of justice, possession of burglary tools, conspiracy and wearing a mask in public. He entered into a plea agreement Wednesday, which dropped the charges of possession of burglary tools, conspiracy and wearing a mask in public. He pleaded guilty to one count each of grand larceny and obstruction of justice.
Holt was indicted by a grand jury on one count each of grand larceny, conspiracy and filing a false police report. She also entered a plea agreement which dropped the conspiracy charge. She pleaded guilty to one count each of grand larceny and filing a false police report.
The judge in the case found both Williams and Holt guilty of the charges. Both have a tentative sentencing date of March 1.