HICKORY-A Jefferson man will spend eight to 11 years in state custody after he was convicted of using a counterfeit check to pay for Barbie dolls.
WHKY Radio reported last week that Johnny Brett Ollis, 50, of Jefferson, pleaded guilty to obtaining property by false pretense during Catawba County Superior Court on May 31. Ollis allegedly used a counterfeit check to pay for 10 holiday Barbie dolls at a Hickory thrift store in 2013.
According to the station, when the cashier tried to cash the $250 check, she was told by a bank that it originated from a non-existent account.
Ollis’ sentence was enhanced by his status as a habitual felon the radio station reported.
According to the N.C. Department of Corrections, Ollis has a criminal record that stretches back to 1982.
His most recent incarceration record includes an obtaining property by false pretense conviction in September 2015.
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