Four-Woman Burglary Ring Plead Guilty to Crimes Committed Last Year

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    Sarasota County Sheriff's Office
    Caroline Catarzi (L), Alyssa Conrad, Bandy Kinney, Samantha Smith

    Four women who were part of a burglary ring that carried out a two-week crime spree have pleaded guilty to crimes they committed last November, the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday.

    Caroline Catarzi, 21, Alyssa Conrad, 23, Samantha Smith, 19, and Brandy Kinney, 19, pleaded guilty to various charges.  They were suspected to have committed more than 30 burglaries during the spree, the sheriff's office said.

    The four women told police when they were arrested last year that they committed the crimes to fund their Oxycodone addiction, authorities said.

    Catarzi and Conrad pleaded guilty to 14 burglaries, and Smith pleaded guilty to seven, authorities said.

    The three also pleaded guilty to dealing in stolen property and giving false information to a pawn broker, authorities said.

    Catarzi and Conrad were sentenced to 10 years in prison with one year community control and four years of drug offender probation, the sheriff's office said.

    Smith was sentenced to four years in prison and 10 years probation.

    Kinney pleaded guilty to six burglary charges and was sentenced to just under a year in jail with four years of probation, the sheriff's office said.

    The names of their attorneys weren't immediately known.

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