Knox County Sheriff’s officials have confirmed that a woman arrested in North Carolina Tuesday is the suspect sought in connection with a series of vehicle break-ins at Lynn Camp High School.
Sheriff Mike Smith stated that the woman, identified as 44-year-old Anne Marie Clark, of Deerfield Beach, Fla., was found to be in possession of a driver’s license from one of the victims of the Nov. 20 incident.
On that day, deputies were called to the campus on Ky. 830 where five vehicles had been burglarized and purses taken from them.
Earlier that day, two vehicles in the parking lot of Laurel County Home Health Care in Lily had been similarly burglarized.
Knox and Laurel County deputies suspected the two were connected.
Investigators got a lead in the case on Dec. 7 when a female attempted to cash one of the stolen checks at a bank in London. Bank officials were able to provide deputies with video surveillance of the woman who attempted to cash the check.
Forest City North Carolina police officers arrested a female, later identified as Clark, after she reportedly attempted to cash a check at one of their local banks that had been stolen in North Carolina. Forest City Police contacted Knox County deputies after finding the Kentucky license.
A mug shot of Clark was e-mailed to the sheriff’s office where deputies confirmed it was the woman in the London video.
Knox County deputies stated it appears Clark has ties to a gang that travels the southeastern U.S. committing these types of burglaries.
According to Smith, charges against Clark in Knox County will be forthcoming.