Several hundred thousand dollars worth of utility trailers and construction equipment have been reported stolen during the past 10 months, and police are saying much of it can be attributed to one man.
Warrants for felony theft by taking and theft by receiving were sworn out for Randy Lee Carter, 45, of Floyd County, on Tuesday. Carter is already in jail in Polk County on a probation violation charge.
Carter allegedly stole $250,000 worth of trailers and construction equipment, said Floyd County police detective Jeff Jones.
“They were taking trailers from Floyd County and surrounding counties as well, removing the VIN number and replacing it with a fake VIN number,” Jones said. “The trailers were then relabeled and sold in Tennessee,” Jones said.
“Just in the Rome and Floyd County area we had 16 or 17 thefts,” he said. “There were also thefts in Whitfield County, Bartow County and Gordon County.”
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