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Woman arrested, man sought for golf cart thefts in Horry County

One woman was arrested Monday and a man is still wanted in connection with golf cart thefts in Horry County, said Sgt. Robert Kegler with Horry County police.

Kathleen Louise Horn, 41, of Myrtle Beach, has been charged with accessory after the fact to a felony. She was released Monday on a $15,000 bail.

Police arrested in September two men in connection with the golf cart thefts, and issued warrants for another man.

John Matthew Kondan, 30, of Myrtle Beach was charged with two counts of receiving stolen goods with a value of more than $5,000, removal or falsification of VIN Number and criminal conspiracy, Kegler said. He was released on $110,000 bail.

Norman Scott Horn, 43, of Myrtle Beach, was charged with receiving stolen goods with a value of more than $1,000 but less than $5,000; receiving stolen goods with a value of more than $5,000; grand larceny with a value of more than $5,000; removal or falsification of VIN Number; criminal conspiracy; and chop shop operation. He is being held at J. Reuben Long Detention Center on $160,000 bond.

Police issued warrants for Richard Corey Watson, 39, of Myrtle Beach on three counts of grand larceny and three counts of criminal conspiracy. He is still wanted by police.

During an investigation into golf cart thefts, which peaked around the Labor Day holiday weekend, detectives identified the men in connection with the thefts that occurred in the southern portion of the county, Kegler said.

Police obtained search warrants for the men’s homes and found $44,000 worth of stolen property, which included four golf carts, a lawn mower, a vehicle and a motorcycle, Kegler said. About $1,000 worth of tools also was recovered.

Detectives have learned through the course of investigation that the suspects may have sold multiple stolen golf carts throughout Horry County, particularly in the Forestbrook area, Kegler said. If anyone has purchased a golf cart or other property from the men, they should call detectives with the Horry County Police Department at 915-5350.

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