A women who was an accomplice in a string of burglaries in south Palm Beach county – most recently pawning golf clubs to buy heroin – was arrested Thursday night, according to the Delray Beach Police.
Cathy Stewart, 25 of Boca Raton, is charged with false verification of ownership and dealing in stolen property from a theft she was an accomplice to in early March this year. She is being held on $5,000 bail.
Stewart remained in the car while Joseph De Jesus tried to walk out of the PGA Tour Superstore with “golf clubs down his pants,” according to the arrest report. While leaving the store, De Jesus broke the golf clubs and dropped them on the floor.
The two, along with Stewart’s fiance Colton Reice who was driving the car, then went east on Linton to the Sports Authority. De Jesus walked out with a Callaway Big Bertha Driver and a Tommy Armour 5 Iron – this time with the clubs in his hands.
De Jesus was arrested in the middle of March, one week after stealing the clubs and is still in jail.
Police searched a pawning transaction database that showed that Stewart sold the clubs to Fassst Cash Pawn on Hypoluxo Road in Boynton Beach, 15 minutes after the robbery — about the same amount of time to drive between the two locations, city police say.
A week after robbing the Sports Authority, Stewart was linked to a petit theft at a PetSmart in Boynton Beach when she, De Jesus and Reice were tying to make fraudulent returns.
When arrested last week, Stewart admitted to having a hand in the Sports Authority robberies and pleaded not guilty for the PetSmart theft.
Stewart was still in jail as of Monday afternoon.