Sheriff Darren Campbell stated
On January 11th, 2017 the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a larceny of checks. The victim stated that he had several checks stolen from his residence out of two different checkbooks. The victim stated that he noticed the checks were stolen after letting Brittany Elizabeth Butler of 113 Brookridge Ln, Mooresville, babysit on January 6th, 2017. The victim then checked his bank accounts and saw that several of the checks had been cashed at the State Employees’ Credit Union in Mooresville and in Huntersville on January 10th and January 11th. Detective Patrick Irwin was able to obtain copies of the cashed checks along with surveillance camera footage of the suspect cashing the checks. All the checks were written out to Brittany Butler and according to the State Employee’s Credit Union, Brittany Butler’s account was used to cash the checks. Detective Irwin reviewed the security camera footage and saw a female in a red SUV cashing the checks. Detective Irwin was able to positively identify the female as Brittany Elizabeth Butler by speaking with other Detectives and the victim. Brittany Elizabeth Butler was charged on November 29th 2016 for stealing packages in the Brawley School Road area with Sage Owings. The vehicle Brittany was driving in the security camera footage from the banks was the same used in the larceny of packages that occurred in November of 2016. Detective Irwin then charged Brittany with two counts of obtaining property by false pretense, two counts of uttering forged instrument, and one count of misdemeanor larceny. Ms. Butler was arrested on January 19th 2017 in Rowan County on unrelated charges and the warrants issued by Detective Irwin were served while she incarcerated at the Rowan County Detention Center. Brittany was given a $15,000 secure bond for the Iredell County charges and the information about the checks cashed at the Huntersville State Employees’ Credit Union were forwarded onto Huntersville Police Department.