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Crime Nearby: Car Thefts in Kent Linked to Carmel Cases

The Carmel Police Department provided the following information. It does not indicate a conviction.

Three women are facing charges following several thefts and fraudulent credit card purchases at various location in Putnam County, authorities say.

Officers from the Kent Police Department arrested the women—Sava Dorritie, 20, of Lake Carmel; Ashley and Kimberly Peeters, both 20 and of Jefferson Valley—around 3 p.m. Thursday in connection with a number of car thefts in that area. 

Kent's investigation revealed that the defendants had committed crimes elsewhere in the County too, Carmel Police (CPD) Chief Mike Johnson said in a statement. 

CPD officials arrested Dorritie and charged her with petit larceny, a misdemeanor, two counts of fourth-degree possession of stolen property, felonies, and third-degree forgery, a misdemeanor. The charges are reportedly linked to the theft of a laptop from a parked car at Hannford's in Carmel, and the use of a stolen credit/debit card at two area establishments.

Both Peeters women face a fourth-degree possession of stolen property felony charge, in connection with stolen credit card uses, and attempted uses, at businesses located on Route 52, police said.

All three defendants were arraigned before Carmel Town Justice Tom Jacobellis and then remanded to the Putnam County Correctional Facility. Dorritie was placed there on $1,000 bail, and the Peeters each on $1,500 bail. 

The defendants are due in Carmel Justice Court on Sept. 18.

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