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“I got home from work and looked at my desk and some papers had been moved, and I looked to the right and there were two pieces of mail on the floor,” Proctor said. “I thought hmm, the cat picked up the mail and moved it. I went over and picked up the mail and flipped it over and that’s when I saw her name and address.”
It turns out the alleged burglar, Kelly Diane Joiner, lived right across the street and had left her mail in Proctor’s home.
It didn’t take Proctor long to put everything together. After all, she’s got plenty of practice going after the bad guys: she’s the Chief Assistant Solicitor General for Douglas County.
“My county car was parked there every night with county decals and a county tag and a county sticker on the back of it,” she said. “She should have been able to know that I was, at the very least, a county employee.”
For thieves, Proctor’s home is double trouble: she rents the house from Douglas County Sheriff’s Captain Kevin Hensley.
“We hear about these stories on the radio and on the news about how criminals make mistakes, like they go to rob a bank and leave their driver’s license behind,” Proctor said.
“I honestly thought when I saw her mail: oh good grief, sounds like one of those stories that you hear all the time.”
Joiner is facing one count of burglary and one count of criminal trespassing. Officers say she stole and pawned thousands of dollars worth of jewelry. They believe drugs played a role in the burglary.