Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Virginia State News

August 8, 2012

W.Va. woman admits to bank, nursing home thefts

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Lincoln County woman has admitted to armed robberies at a bank and a nursing home.

Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that 26-year-old Morgan Marie Mullins of Hamlin pleaded guilty in federal court in Charleston on a federal bank robbery charge and a state armed robbery charge.

Mullins admitted to stealing prescription painkillers and other controlled substances May 2 from the Teays Valley Center nursing home in Hurricane where she worked. She also admitted that on May 22 she robbed a City National Bank branch in West Hamlin of $3,000.

Mullins admitted she had been addicted to oxycodone for more than three years.

Mullins faces at least seven years in prison and a $750,000 fine. Sentencing has been set for Dec. 5.

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