The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested a woman Tuesday afternoon in connection with several vehicle burglaries and credit card fraud.
The investigation began July 17 when the victim reported his credit card was stolen from his unlocked vehicle in the 4800 block of Higel Avenue. An online purchase was made with the card only hours after the burglary occurred and delivered to 2375 Tangerine Drive in Sarasota. Detectives quickly gathered surveillance video from a nearby residence which captured a female suspect going through vehicles at the victim’s home. As the investigation continued, on August 8, a second victim reported his credit card stolen from his vehicle in the 5200 block of Siesta Cove Drive, and used to make a purchase that was also delivered to the Tangerine Drive address. Through investigation, detectives obtained subscriber information for the internet account associated with the home on Tangerine Drive and identified Sarah Young, DOB 05/07/97, as the suspect who made the online purchases. Young also matched the images pulled from the surveillance video.
On Friday, September 8, detectives interviewed Young who admitted to countless vehicle burglaries on Siesta Key as well as the fraudulent credit card use. Young, of 3616 Teal Avenue, is charged with two counts Burglary and two counts of Criminal Use of Personal Identification Information. She was released on $6,000 bond. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.