Ashley Armstrong : “The Grinch Identified: 37-Year-Old Woman Arrested for Wreath Theft at EDU Healthcare in Cornelius”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Cornelius, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — The Grinch who stole wreaths from EDU Healthcare in Cornelius has been identified as 37-year-old Ashley Armstrong, according to the Cornelius Police Department.

The incident occurred at EDU Healthcare on Statesville Road on Wednesday, Dec. 6, around 1:50 a.m. Surveillance cameras at the facility captured a woman removing the wreaths from the front doors.

EDU Healthcare is a provider of special education services to school districts across the country. The theft of the wreaths, which were most likely intended to spread holiday cheer, left the staff at the facility shocked and disappointed.

However, the community quickly rallied together to bring some Christmas spirit back to EDU Healthcare. On Thursday, Dec. 7, Lowe’s Home Improvement in Mooresville stepped in and delivered poinsettias, white stockings, and even a towering Christmas tree to the facility.

EDU Healthcare Executive Director Lynne Nichol expressed her gratitude for the outpouring of support, stating, “The holidays are not really about gift-giving. It’s what comes from the heart and doing things that are not expected. Surprises are things that extend to people maybe less fortunate or people who don’t expect things. So this was bringing the magic of Christmas.”

The Cornelius Police Department is urging anyone with information about Ashley Armstrong’s whereabouts to contact them at 704-892-7773.

In conclusion, the theft of the wreaths from EDU Healthcare in Cornelius has been solved with the identification of Ashley Armstrong as the culprit. The community response has been heartwarming, with Lowe’s Home Improvement stepping in to replace the stolen decorations. The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of spreading holiday cheer and coming together as a community during the Christmas season.

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