CULPEPER COUNTY, Va. (WUSA9) -- A woman who committed more than 10 burglaries was sentenced to 36 years in prison with 33 years suspended thanks to a plea agreement, according to the Culpeper County Sheriff's Office.
Kathy Hovey-Smith of Madison County, Va. pleaded guilty earlier this week to seven counts of unlawful entry, five counts of grand larceny, one count of larceny of a firearm, one count of possession of burglarious tools and one count of obstruction of justice, say authorities.
Hovey-Smith was determined to be the suspect in a series of burglaries in southern Culpeper County that started in December 2011, with several of the homes being targeted more than once. In the first case, she stole money and prescription medications from a homeand then returned less than a month later to steal again.Sheriff's office authoritiessay that Hovey-Smith was found with a GPS navigation device during her arrest that "detectives used to gather a detailed account of her crime spree.
In addition to the prison time, Hovey-Smith will also have to pay $9,050 in restitution to her victims and be placed on10 years of supervised probation after serving time behind bars.
Sheriff's office authorities say there may still be other burglary victims and they encourage anyone who has knowledge of Hovey-Smith's whereabouts between December 2011 and December 2012 to contact them. According to authorities, Hovey-Smith has pending cases stemming from similar incidents in Orange County, Va.