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Posted: Friday, November 9, 2012 12:47 am | Updated: 1:08 pm, Fri Nov 9, 2012.

It was a family affair.

Authorities have arrested eight people – including one couple and their son and another couple and the husband’s brother – in the theft and sale of gold coins and other valuables from the home of an elderly Albemarle County woman, county police said Thursday.

The suspects posed as contractors offering to help the woman maintain her home. Starting in April, the suspects gained the woman’s trust, built a relationship with her over five months and stole some of her most treasured possessions, police said.

Police declined to elaborate on the stolen items or cite their value.

Arrested in the case were, according to police and court records:

>> Gregory Wayne Richards, 42, and his wife, Karen Soutter Richards, 42, of Madison County. Richards faces five felony charges ranging from money laundering to conspiracy. Karen Richards faces one felony count of conspiring to commit a felony.

>> Gregory Richards’ brother Anthony Randall Richards of Haywood, charged with five felonies. 

>> William Worley, 65, and his wife, Linda Kay Worley, 52, of Madison County, both were charged with felony conspiracy to commit a felony. Linda Worley also faces two additional felony counts of money laundering. The couple’s son Jason Worley, 28, of Free Union, was charged with six felony counts including burglary, grand larceny and money laundering.

Police also arrested Wesley Scott Dodson, 39, of Madison County, on grand larceny and conspiracy charges and Christina Marie Lovelace, 36, of Albemarle County, on receiving stolen goods and conspiracy charges.

The U.S. Marshals Service and Madison County Sheriff’s Office assisted Albemarle County police in the arrests. Gregory Richards and Jason Worley both were being held without bond in Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail. The others were released.

To help

Investigators still are still working to track down missing items. Tipsters may contact Detective Mark Belew at 434-296-5858 or call CrimeStoppers at 434-977-4000.

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