Tonia Gay of Alabama and Jessie Joseph of Florida are behind bars in Crisp County jail after racking up over 40 criminal charges in a crime spree that covered four states. The two were taken into custody after deputies with the Criminal Apprehension Team stopped a silver Nissan Maxima on I-75. During a search of the vehicle, deputies found several drivers licenses, credit cards, debit cards, and social security cards.
The case was handed over to the Criminal Investigation Division where 16 victims were found to have been impacted by these crimes and all had their vehicles broken into at local gym parking lots. The cities of the victims included Albany, Atlanta, East Point, Woodstock, and Marietta, Georgia along with Denver, Colorado and St. Louis Missouri.
Sergeant Bray says that Gay has been charged with speeding, 28 counts of financial transaction card theft, 16 counts of financial identity theft, and one count possession of tools for the commission of a crime for having a window punch. . Joseph faces 28 counts of financial transaction card theft, 16 counts of financial identity fraud, and one count possession of tools for the commission of a crime for having a window punch.
The incident remains under investigation.