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Snelling Pleads Guilty to Stealing Thousands
Rocky Wayne Snelling pleaded guilty
Wednesday in Moore County Superior Court to stealing tens of thousands
of dollars using electronic transfers.
Snelling, 23, pleaded guilty in a plea bargain to
12 counts of obtaining money by false pretenses. Additional charges
against him were dropped.
On two counts, he will serve consecutive sentences of eight to 10
months in prison, a total of 16 to 20 months. His guilty plea to
remaining counts brought similar consecutive sentences of eight to 10
months, but those were suspended.
Snelling has been in trouble since pleading guilty at age 17 to
stealing from an employer. He has a long record dating back to his days
as a North Moore High School student, including financial fraud,
identity theft, stealing credit cards, forging checks, and fraudulent
use of credit card and Social Security numbers.
Court records show five months spent in prison after violating
probation. He was awaiting trial on accusations of stealing from St.
Joseph of the Pines Health Service, and Alltel when he allegedly used
bank numbers copied from his fathers jury service check to gamble at
online casinos with money from the office of Moore County Clerk of
Even while his lawyer was negotiating a plea bargain last fall with
the office of the district attorney, Greene said Snelling was purchasing
shares of stock, buying Visa and MasterCards, and connecting to casinos.
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