Cops: Teen Girl Goes on 3-State Crime Spree

Ivie Jade Adams, 17, is accused of multiple felonies
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 20, 2015 4:30 PM CST
Cops: Teen Girl Goes on 3-State Crime Spree
Ivie Jade Adams.   (YouTube)

A Georgia teen and her boyfriend allegedly went on a Bonnie-and-Clyde-style crime spree (minus the shootouts) that included car theft and credit card fraud, WSB-TV reports. Police say Ivie Jade Adams, 17, took her mom's car in Milton, Ga., picked up her boyfriend, and went to a local bank—where they withdrew all of her mom's money and drove to Florida. They then allegedly stole another vehicle and took off across the Florida panhandle. "It would appear from what we recovered from the mother’s vehicle down in Jacksonville that they were entering other automobiles, either on their way down there or while they were in Florida," says Lt. Charles Barstow of Milton police.

Sheriff's deputies in Alabama caught up with Ivie and her boyfriend earlier this month and slapped the cuffs on them. "This is not something we see on a regular basis, but given the nature of today’s society, it’s still somewhat of a shock," says Barstow. Resident Claude Banks apparently didn't see it coming: "Never got in no trouble," he says of Ivie. "Straight home from school. ... Very sorry for her mom. Praying for her mom and hope that Jade is OK." Ivie has been charged with several felonies, but her juvenile boyfriend (who remains unnamed, the New York Post notes) isn't facing charges just yet. (Click to read about the "affluenza" teen, who's apparently on the run with his mom.)

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