Two people have been charged with stealing a half-million dollars from the home of a friend, according to court papers filed in Jonesborough last week.
Roscoe Phillips, 33, 455 Allen Drive, No. 6, Kingsport, and Pamela Ann Perky, 653 Nelson St., No. 163, Kingsport, were each charged with theft over $60,000 in a March 17 incident.
According to affidavits filed by Washington County Sheriff’s Sgt. Sam Phillips Jr., Perky knows the victim, who was not identified in the court documents, and had attempted to steal jewelry from the person’s home in Gray on another occasion.
During that incident, Perky apparently discovered $500,000 in cash at the residence and devised a plan to steal it.
According to Investigator Phillips, Perky took a garage door opener for the residence and gave it to Roscoe Phillips so he could go in and take the money while the resident was gone.
The theft happened between midnight and 2:30 a.m. March 17, according to court documents. Perky told investigators she dropped Roscoe Phillips off and drove around the neighborhood for a while, then went back to pick him up.
But then Roscoe Phillips stiffed Perky out of most of the money. Perky told investigators that her co-defendant only gave her around $4,000 “at sporadic times for her involvement,” and he eventually stopped taking her phone calls.
Investigators have not recovered the money and believe Roscoe Phillips could have it hidden.
Perky was arraigned on the charge May 31 and has a hearing scheduled in Washington County Sessions Court today. She is in custody in the Washington County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond.
Phillips was arraigned on June 4 and posted a $100,000 bond. He has a hearing scheduled July 23 in Sessions Court.