Berea police arrested a woman on two counts of theft by deception (less than $10,000) after officers received complaints from two people being scammed for $800 each on July 29.
Both victims told police they thought they were paying the woman $800 for a deposit to rent a residence on North Second Street in Richmond, according to a citation. However, after receiving the cash, the woman ended all contact with both victims.
Both victims gave officers the description of a woman, and that description matched Kaitlyn Goins, 18, Davis Street, Berea.
On Monday, one of the victims contacted officers and said they had found Goins on Facebook, the citation states. The victim said Goins had a laptop for sale on Facebook, and the victim arranged to meet Goins to buy the laptop at Walgreens in Berea.
The victim informed officers about the meeting and said Goins would be in a black Dodge Avenger, the citation states. Officers arrived and detained Goins, who admitted to setting up a fake Facebook page and posting a property for rent that didn't belong to her.
Goins was taken to the Madison County Detention Center. She was released Monday night, according to online jail records.
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Also arrested recently were:
• Michael Sanchez, 28, West Main Street, Richmond, failure to wear seat belts, failure to produce insurance card and driving on a DUI suspended license. He was also arrested on warrants for second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and failure to appear.
• Billy Nolen, 56, Paint Lick, warrant charges first degree controlled substance possession (drug unspecified) and failure to appear.
• Jessica Foster, 38, Whitlock Road, Richmond, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc., buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, first-degree controlled substance possession (heroin) and operating on a suspended or revoked operating license.
• Christopher Cool, 56, McKee, first-degree controlled substance possession (methamphetamine).
• Daniel Diles, 33, Laurel Street, Richmond, first-degree controlled substance possession (methamphetamine). He was also arrested on a warrant for failure to appear.
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