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Sheriff’s Office Arrests NY Man After Locating Over $10,000 in Stolen Items

ASHEBORO N.C. – The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office’s Highway Criminal Interdiction Team arrested a New York man last week after they say the located over $10,000 of stolen items in the vehicle.

According to a press release, on October 6th, 2023, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Highway Criminal Interdiction Team conducted a traffic stop on I-85 in Archdale.

During that stop deputies were able to search the vehicle and say they located marijuana, several fraudulent identity cards, and over $10,000 in fraudulently purchased power equipment.

The department identified Anthony Smith of New York as the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle.

Smith was transported to the Randolph County Jail where the magistrate found probable cause for felony financial card theft, misdemeanor possession of counterfeit ID, and simple possession of marijuana.

Smith was issued a $25,000 secured bond along with electronic house arrest. Mr. Smith’s first appearance was set for October 9, 2023, in Randolph County District Court.

The Sheriff’s Office says the investigation is ongoing.

Anthony T. Smith

  • Felony financial card theft
  • Misdemeanor possession of counterfeit ID
  • Simple possession of marijuana

$25,000 secured bond