Eva Carrol Smith, 44, was arrested Monday and charged with two counts of theft by deception, according to Richmond County Jail records.
On Friday, deputies warned the public that Smith, 44, was scamming people again. In July, she flagged down vehicles several times and asked for money and gas. Smith promised the Good Samaritans that her father, whom she claims works at the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, would reward them for their kindness.
Deputies said two reports have already been filed this year, the most recent on Wednesday, according to Richmond County sheriff’s Investigator Sean Newsome. Authorities are aware of several other instances this year but reports were not filed.
Smith, who doesn’t own a car, has been stopping people asking for money for a locksmith to help get her keys out of her car.
She then uses the person’s cell phone to call her father, who authorities said has never worked for the sheriff’s office. In reality, Smith dials University Hospital’s phone number but quickly hangs up and talks for 10 minutes or more to the dead air, Newsome said.
Her “father” always claims big rewards for helping his daughter in need.
She was sentenced to three years probation on the charges from July.