LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - It's called the "Felony Lane Gang" and its members are across the U.S. On Thursday night, Lexington Police arrested two women involved in it. They're hoping those two arrests lead the many more.
Lexington Police tell us the women are from Florida and have been traveling up and down the East Coast cashing stolen checks. Members of the "Felony Lane Gang" break into cars and steal purses and wallets. Police say other members will take the stolen checks and identifications and use bank drive-thru lanes, usually ones furthest from the teller, to cash them. The individuals often wear wigs to try and make themselves look like the person in the stolen identification. Police say that's what Kimmy Daugherty and Jennifer Keyzer-Andre were doing when officers arrested them Thursday night.
"Part of their deal is they have multiple wigs in their vehicle which assists them in looking more similar to the victims of the stolen checks and IDs that they're using.'," says Sergeant Eric Hobson with Lexington Police, "they'll go around, rent cars, change the rental cars out every couple days just so they try to go undetected. Because they'll hit the same bank multiple times."
Lexington Police ares till trying to find the individuals who broke into two cars at Veterans Elementary and the Pinnacle clubhouse on Sunday. They think they are connected to the "Felony Lane Gang."
Both Daugherty and Keyzer-Andre are charged with possession of a forged instrument and theft by deception. Daugherty faces charges of possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia as well.