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Sheriff's Office News Releases

Serial Thief Arrested

PUBLISHED:Mon September 30, 2019

Osceola County (September 30, 2019) – Over the past 6 months the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office along with
several other agencies have been investigating a series of thefts from multiple LA Fitness gyms throughout
Central Florida. During the course of the investigation, Mariah Dougherty was identified as

Mariah Dougherty - Serial Thief Arrestedthe suspect in these multiple thefts. Dougherty would steal personal items from gym members such as cash, credit cards, and other personal items. On September 27, 2019, Detectives with the Osceola County East Property Crimes Unit were able to locate and apprehend Mariah. She confessed to the thefts, and detectives were able to locate multiple pieces of stolen property from her vehicle. Dougherty was booked into the Orange County Jail for her outstanding warrants. At this time, additional charges are forthcoming for Dougherty’s involvement with additional thefts. The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank LA Fitness for their assistance in this investigation.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to serving our community and increasing public safety. Anyone with information related to this case or any other similar incidents, please contact the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at (407) 348-2222 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-8477, where information leading to a felony arrest may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 dollars.