According to the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office:
Sharon Kay Hoisington, 47, of 100 Brittany Drive, Perry, Ga., has been charged with two counts of receiving stolen property, and 12 counts of identity fraud. She is also the subject of investigations by the Calhoun Police, Murray County Sheriff’s Office, Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office, Dalton Police, Bartow County Sheriff’s Office, and Cartersville Police.
Sheriff Mitch Ralston said beginning in June, Gordon County Sheriff’s detectives received a number of reports regarding identity theft and fraudulent activities involving a then-unidentified woman believed to have been cashing stolen checks at local banks.
The investigation went on for several weeks while detectives developed leads and gathered evidence. The detectives were especially frustrated by the fact that security cameras failed to capture the woman’s likeness or a complete license plate number.
Detectives did know however, that she appeared to be a blonde, wore large sunglasses, and had a distinctive tattoo.
According to Ralston:
On Monday afternoon, July 27, a Sheriff’s detective was on U.S. 41 in Calhoun, returning to the Sheriff’s Office after following a lead on the same case, when he saw the suspect driving a purple Jeep in the vicinity of I-75 and U.S. 41.
He attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver fled onto I-75. A short pursuit occurred which was quickly ended when a number of deputies and the Sheriff responded from the nearby Sheriff’s Office. Officers “boxed in” the suspect vehicle and safely forced it from the roadway. The suspect was arrested without further incident.
Detectives executed a search warrant for the suspect’s Jeep, and removed several bags of documents and other evidence.