Convicted con artist nabbed for new crimes in Norfolk

Posted at 2:24 PM, Jul 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-07 06:41:53-04

Portsmouth, Va. - A Portsmouth woman arrested in June on burglary, larceny and theft charges is facing more charges in Richmond, Maryland and Pennsylvania for similar crimes.

Ammenah K Franks

Ameenah K. Franks, 30, was arrested June 19th by the Norfolk Police's fugitive squad.

Police say Franks is responsible for stealing from several office buildings in downtown Norfolk from June 1st - June 3rd.

She entered the buildings pretending to be an employee who was lost, police say. Once inside, she stole personal items from employees and business supplies.

In Norfolk, she is charged with two counts of Burglary, two counts of Grand Larceny, and one count of Credit Card Theft.

Just days before her arrest in Portsmouth, Capitol Police in Richmond also said they were looking for Franks for her alleged involvement in multiple larcenies at Richmond's Virginia Department of Transportation headquarters.

According to the Treasury Officer of the Inspector General, Franks was previously arrested in 2004 after an OIG investigation into multiple thefts from government buildings and facilities in the Washington DC metropolitan area.

As part of a plea deal, Franks provided descriptions of more than 25 additional thefts and/or burglaries that she was responsible for. She was sentenced to serve 36 months in prison.