Florida Woman Arrested In Connection With Numerous Catalytic Converter Thefts

A Florida woman has been arrested and accused of catalytic converter theft in Marion County, officials with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said.

Marion County Sheriff’s Office Property Crimes detectives arrested Rosa Kodjafachian, 42, for allegedly engaging in a pattern failure to maintain records and purchasing regulated metals from a seller without a vehicle, which are both felony offenses, officials said.

During the course of an ongoing investigation into catalytic converter thefts throughout Marion County, detectives were led to execute a search warrant at Kodjafachian’s residence, located in Ocklawaha, Florida.

During the search, detectives located 42 catalytic converters in her home, along with invoices dating back to 2018 that detailed large quantities of catalytic converters having been sold to a company in Texas, the report said.

The sheriff’s office also received information that Kodjafachian, who holds secondhand dealer credentials, is the primary buyer of catalytic converters in Marion County.

Sources also confirmed that she did not typically require any identification or proof of ownership for the converters she purchased.

Kodjafachian was placed under arrest and transported to the Marion County Jail, where she is being held on a $40,000 bond.

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