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Albemarle Police Arrest 8 in Burglary and Money Laundering Scheme

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An ongoing investigation into a burglary and money laundering scheme has resulted in eight arrests.

Albemarle County police say over the past five months, the suspects stole precious metals like gold from an Albemarle County home then resold the gold across central Virginia.

All eight were arrested between Tuesday and Wednesday and face multiple charges. Two of the suspects are from Free Union. The other six are all from Madison.

All eight suspects are due back in Albemarle General District Court on December 6.

Anyone with information about the ongoing investigation should call Crime Stoppers 434-977-4000.


Albemarle County Police Department News Release

The Albemarle County Police Department, with the assistance of the Madison County Sheriff's Office and the United States Marshall's Service, has arrested eight individuals as the result of an ongoing investigation into grand larceny, burglary, money laundering and conspiracy to commit a felony. 

The suspects in this case got access to the victim by doing work in or around the victim's home in Albemarle County.   Over a five month period, gold and other precious metals were taken from the home and then re-sold in multiple jurisdictions.    

The following individuals were arrested in connection to this crime: 

Gregory Wayne Richards, of Madison, Va., is charged with two counts of Grand Larceny, one count of Money Laundering, one count of Burglary and one count of Conspiracy to Commit a Felony.   

Jason Scott Worley, of Free Union, Va., is charged with one count of Burglary, two counts of Grand Larceny, two counts of Money Laundering and one count of Conspiracy to Commit a Felony.   (arrested Tuesday)   

Anthony Randall Richards, of Madison, Va., is charged with one count of Grand Larceny, two counts of Money Laundering, one count of Burglary, one count of Conspiracy to Commit a Felony. 

Christina Marie Lovelace, of Free Union, VA, is charged with one count of Receiving Stolen Goods and one count of Conspiracy to Commit a Felony.  (arrested Tuesday)

Karen Soutter Richards, of Madison Va., is charged with one count of Conspiracy to Commit a Felony.

Linda Kay Worley, of Madison, Va., is charged with two counts of Money Laundering and one count of Conspiracy to Commit a Felony. 

Wesley Scott Dodson, of Madison, Va., is charged with one count of Grand Larceny and one count of Conspiracy to Commit a Felony. 

William Worley, of Madison, Va., is charged with one count of Conspiracy to Commit a Felony. 

The eight individuals were arrested on Tuesday and Wednesday and committed to the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail. 

Gregory Richards and Jason Worley were held without bond. 

The Preliminary Hearing for all eight individuals will be held on December 6 at 9:30 in Albemarle County General District Court. The investigation is ongoing. 

If you have any information about this crime you're asked to contact Detective Mark Belew at 434-296-5858 or call CrimeStoppers at 434-977-4000.  

Carter Johnson
Public Information Officer

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