Couple Who Took Grandma on Crime Spree Face Additional Charges
Two West End residents who were arrested after a manhunt last week are facing additional charges.
Christopher Edward Puckett, 27, and Kristy Jean Kimball, 31, have each been charged with five counts of felony forgery of instrument, five counts of uttering forged instrument, three counts of felony financial card theft, three counts of financial card fraud, three counts of identity theft and one count of exploit elderly trust, according to a press release from the Moore County Sheriff’s Office.
Puckett and Kimball, both of West End, were arrested last Thursday in a wooded area near West End. They were located with the help of a North Carolina Highway Patrol helicopter. The arrest went without incident.
The Sheriff's Office had issued warrants for both subjects earlier in the day. Puckett was charged with two counts of breaking and entering, two counts of larceny, two counts of possession of stolen property and second-degree kidnapping involving his 87-year-old grandmother, according to a release.
He is accused of forcing his grandmother to accompany him on a crime spree. She was unharmed, according to the release.
Kimball, who lived with Puckett, was charged with two counts of breaking and entering, two counts of larceny and two counts of possession of stolen property.
The latest charges against the two stem from a complaint of unauthorized bank transactions and the theft of credit cards from an elderly woman who was in a nursing home at the time. The woman’s daughter reported to the Sheriff’s Office on June 10 that her mother’s credit cards had been stolen and all the money in her savings account had been withdrawn, according to the release.
An investigation had been on-going since the report of the thefts, according to the release.
Puckett and Kimball are in jail, under an additional bail of $25,000. Puckett’s bail in the earlier charges had been set at $540,000, while Kimball’s bail had been set at $520,000.
More like this story