A 40-year-old Ocala woman was arrested after being accused of stealing and selling a female victim’s vehicle.
On Monday, May 30, a Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to the 9000 block of NW 30th Avenue in Marion County in reference to the theft of a vehicle. Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with the female victim who stated that her 1999 Cadillac had been stolen by Kristy Lynn White.
The victim stated that White came to her residence during the week of May 7. During this visit, White allegedly informed the victim that she had taken the vehicle and scrapped it.
The victim told the deputy that she still owned the title to the vehicle, and White had no rights to it. The MCSO report indicated that the victim believed the vehicle was likely taken in April since she had been hospitalized during that time.
According to the victim, the vehicle was awaiting repairs and had been parked against a fence on the northern side of the incident location. The victim advised that the vehicle was valued at approximately $1,200.
On Tuesday, June 7, an MCSO detective was notified that an investigator with the State Attorney’s Office had obtained a copy of an application for a derelict motor vehicle certificate along with a request to cancel the title for the victim’s vehicle. The MCSO report stated that this paperwork had White’s signature on it along with a copy of her driver’s license.
The paperwork showed that White had sold the vehicle to a local trucking and transport company for $300. On Wednesday, June 8, the detective contacted the company and a male employee confirmed that White had sold the victim’s vehicle.
The employee told the detective that White had produced her driver’s license and she also provided a thumb print on the form. The employee claimed to be unaware that the vehicle was stolen.
A warrant was issued on Thursday, June 9 for White’s arrest. On Wednesday, June 22, White was located, arrested, and transported to Marion County Jail where she is currently being held on $7,000 bond. She is facing felony charges for grand theft of a motor vehicle and dealing in stolen property.
A court date has not been scheduled yet, according to jail records.