Tag: julie wilburn
By Caleb Hutton
LUMMI RESERVATION — A Blaine woman was sentenced to 30 days in jail for trying to steal a lost wallet.
In March, another woman was playing the slot machines at the Silver Reef Casino when she “unknowingly dropped her wallet on the floor,” according to charging documents. The wallet had debit and credit cards inside.
Surveillance cameras caught Julie Rene Wilburn, 53, picking up the wallet. She took the wallet to her car.
Wilburn confessed to the theft after casino employees confronted her. When the wallet was returned, the victim’s debit and credit cards were still inside, but a Fandango gift card and $20 were missing.
Wilburn pleaded guilty to second-degree theft in April. She started serving her sentence Wednesday, June 27. In a plea deal, charges of methamphetamine possession — filed in a separate case a couple months earlier — were dropped by prosecutors.
Wilburn had a handful of gross misdemeanors on her record. This was her first felony.