Female crime ring in Sarasota sentenced in string of burglaries

June 26, 2013 

Four members of a female crime ring, arrested by the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office in November, pleaded guilty and have been sentenced on charges stemming from a two-week crime spree.

The four young women victimized dozens of Sarasota County residents, according to the sheriff's report. They were suspected in more than 30 burglaries investigated by the sheriff’s Office and the Sarasota Police Department.

The four were sentenced on the following charges, the report states:

Caroline Catarzi pleaded guilty to 14 burglaries plus six counts of dealing in stolen property and providing false information to a pawn broker. She received a 10-year prison sentence with one year community control and four years of drug offender probation.

Alyssa Conrad pleaded guilty to 14 burglaries plus eight counts of dealing in stolen property and providing false information to a pawn broker. She received a 10-year prison sentence with one year community control and four years of drug offender probation.

Samantha Smith pleaded guilty to seven burglary charges plus four counts of dealing in stolen property and providing false information to a pawn broker. She received a four-year prison sentence and 10 years of probation.

Brandy Kinney pleaded guilty to six burglary charges and was sentenced to less than a year in jail with four years of probation.

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