PRAIRIEVILLE — A Prairieville woman was arrested Thursday in Bay St. Louis, Miss., accused of a crime spree that began in May and spanned two states, according to a news release issued by Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.
Tracy Mayo, 37, faces prosecution for numerous alleged crimes in Mississippi and Louisiana, including simple burglary, felony theft, forgery, bank fraud, access device fraud, theft of a motor vehicle, identity theft, unauthorized use of an access card, burglary and possession of suspected methamphetamine.
Although Caldwell’s news release listed Mayo’s residence as Prairieville, attorney general’s spokeswoman Amanda Larkins said Thursday afternoon Mayo had no permanent address.
Mayo allegedly committed burglaries and thefts in both states, and used credit cards and forged checks stolen from those burglaries, the release stated. Investigators also recovered two stolen vehicles.
Separate crimes that have occurred during the last two months are being investigated in Louisiana by the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, Gonzales Police Department, East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, Denham Springs Police Department, Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office, Hammond Police Department, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, and Slidell Police Department.
Additional crimes allegedly committed by Mayo are under investigation in Mississippi by the Waveland and the Bay St. Louis Police departments, said Amanda Larkin, a spokeswoman for Caldwell.
The arrest was a joint effort by the Louisiana Attorney General’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and the Bay St. Louis Police Department, the release stated.
Mayo was held Thursday in the Hancock County Jail pending extradition to Louisiana, Larkin said.