After several of you posted in my "And the results are in" blog you mentioned doing a background check on this woman. We have....below are just some of the things we found out about her...
- Arson Charges and theft
These are two counties in Alabama where she has charges against her at some time or another: These charges range from burglary, forgery, identify theft, perjury, theft of property and arson. On these 3 pages alone there are 3 different social security numbers listed. I have found 3 different birthdays listed for her. There is a total of 36 charges on these two pages alone.
Real Estate Burglary Charges in the amount of over $7,000
This is a picture of Carol and her dtr. they were charged in burglaries in a 5 county area in Alabama.
This is an article from the Franklin County Times newspaper date: May 23, 2013
Phil Campbell Woman charged in string of burglaries, thefts
A Phil Campbell woman was arrested on Monday after authorities said they connected her to multiple burglaries and thefts in Franklin County and the surrounding counties.
xxxxxxxxxxxx Sutherland, 49, 325 Franklin 166, Phil Campbell, was charged with first-degree theft of property by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Shannon Oliver said further charges could be pending.
According to Oliver, the sheriff’s office was notified in early April that she had several pieces of jewelry missing from an estate sale.
Oliver said the victim stated she had received a phone call from a person later identified as Sutherland who had called the victim to set up a time to view the estate items for sale.
Oliver said Sutherland and her husband showed up to the residence and bought $12 worth of items before leaving.
“After they had left, the victim said she noticed some jewelry missing and she determined there was $7,000 worth of jewelry that wasn’t there,” Oliver said.
“At that time, Sutherland was developed as a suspect and the investigation was opened.”
Oliver said during the course of the investigation, investigators learned that Sutherland was also wanted by the Alabama Bureau of Investigation for multiple thefts, burglaries, and an arson that have taken place in Marion and Winston counties since September.
Oliver said warrants were issued for Sutherland, who had allegedly been in hiding, but Oliver said the department received a tip that she was located at a residence in Marion County on Monday.
“Investigators were able to locate Sutherland at the Marion County residence and during the process of her arrest, investigators noticed several pieces of jewelry that matched items that have been reported stolen,” Oliver said.
He said investigators then obtained search warrants for the residence where he said they found multiple stolen items from several counties.
Oliver said victims in the burglaries and thefts were notified and have been in the process of identifying their property.
“A lot of times it is rare to be able to recover stolen property that hasn’t already been sold or gotten rid of so we are glad the victims in the cases are getting back what belongs to them,” Oliver said.
“It’s just sad that someone would steal and take advantage of the hardworking people in this area, so we are glad this person has been taken into custody. I appreciate ABI Inv. Rodney Knight for his help in this case.”
At press time, Sutherland was still in custody at the Franklin County Jail without bond
There is so much more then just this bit. I cannot explain to you how this made me feel when we found out her true name and all of these charges. Of course, it was after Bobby died, we couldn't even warn him about her.
I am hoping her criminal background will stop her from obtaining Bobby's property.
One of you asked what her current income is: She receives her husband's SSI pension. He passed away January 5th, 2018. She also buys and resells stuff at auctions.
One of you asked if she ever obtained anyone else's estates: We have found 2. Her mom's and her deceased husband from January 5th, 2018.
She is also being investigated for the fire that occurred on a trailer she had just sold a few days before hand. That trailer burned the same day Bobby passed away. Mar 29, 2018.
If found charges as far away as Ft Lauderdale, FL. 08/25/13 - first-degree receiving stolen property.
As one person mentioned "If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, then it must be a duck"
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