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Posted on: January 5, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Taylorsville man charged with Felony Obtaining Property by False Pretense


Date/Time of Offense: Wednesday, May 12, 2021.

Offense(s)/Charge(s): Felony Obtaining Property by False Pretenses.

Location of Incident: Southern Iredell County.

Suspect(s): Dale Lawrence Waite, 61 Years Old

                   1339 Basin Creek Drive

                   Taylorsville, North Carolina

Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: On Thursday November 4, 2021, a report was filed with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office in reference to a person obtaining property by false pretense. The victim in this case reported she had paid a contractor approximately 12,950.00 dollars to perform some residential upgrades to her residence, and after the contractor received the money, the work was never performed.

The case was assigned to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Economic Crimes Unit. After meeting with the victim, the investigators learned the contractor, Dale Lawrence Waite, quoted a price of 25,900.00 dollars for the completion of the upgrades. Waite then requested a partial payment of 12,950.00 and stated that the money would be used to purchase materials to complete the job. After five months had passed, Waite had not begun any work at her residence, and had also ceased all communications with the victim.

During the investigation, detectives determined Waite had not performed any of the work at the victim’s residence and had already spent 12,950.00 received from the victim. 

Based on the evidence gathered during the investigation, Dale Lawrence Waite was charged with one count of Felony Obtaining Property by False Pretense. Waite was arrested and taken to the Iredell County Detention Center where he was served with the warrant, and appeared before Magistrate H. Callejas who issued a 2,500.00 dollar secured bond on this charge.

Dale Lawrence Waite, 61 Years Old

1339 Basin Creek Drive

Taylorsville, North Carolina


Criminal history: Four Counts of Misdemeanor Worthless Checks, Three Counts of Failure to Pay of File Taxes.



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