Police arrest woman accused of hoarding stolen items

by: Tony Thomas Updated:

Just the stuff found in her car covered an entire table and consisted of 49 debit and credit cards, checkbooks, IDs, electronics and meth.

ATLANTA - Authorities across north Georgia believe they will crack hundreds of cases with the arrest of one woman.

Winder Police said Raemondo Inscho likely broke into hundreds of cars and homes, but only sold a small part of what she took.

So far, investigators said the cases cover eight different north Georgia counties, including Cobb, Clayton and Clarke.

Winder Police Chief Dennis Dorsey showed Channel 2's Tony Thomas some of the seized evidence from Inscho's car and home Tuesday night.

Just the stuff found in her car covered an entire table and consisted of 49 debit and credit cards, checkbooks, IDs, electronics and meth.

In all, Police said there was evidence of 65 victims just in her vehicle.

"Why was she doing this?" Thomas asked Dorsey

"We haven't determined (that) yet. Today we actually took her around and she identified different cars and places she has broken into," Dorsey said.

Police said Inscho burglarized an additional 40 to 50 cars and seven houses, just in Winder alone.

In all, police said they have found crimes in eight different counties.

The spree came to an end Thursday night when a man, who asked not to be identified, noticed stuff stolen from his car and a strange cellphone in the front seat.

He was parked at the Winder YMCA. When he went in to report the lost phone inside, he said Inscho grabbed the phone and ran, but didn't get very far.

The man ran after and grabbed Inscho, holding her until police arrived.

"It felt like 15 to 20 minutes." The man said. "She said 'I'll give everything back, everything if you just don't call the police.'"

But he did call police and then they discovered her car and later her Jackson County home where they said she was hoarding much of the stuff she had stolen.

"(It was like) something you'd see on the TV show 'Hoarders,' but all the property was stolen," Dorsey said.

Two truckloads of stolen goods were hauled away, including computers, jewelry and even a credit card machine.

"This is a sustained living right here. This is how you make your living," Dorsey said.

Police said a dozen agencies including Clayton, Cobb and Athens-Clarke counties are looking at dozens of charges, including identity theft. They also believe others are involved.

The one common theme in every crime, police said, was Inscho never broke windows or doors. The vehicles were all unlocked.



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