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State inmate who escaped in L.A. 12 years ago recaptured in Va.

A woman who escaped from state custody a dozen years ago has been recaptured in Virginia, California corrections officials said Wednesday.

Carolyn Macy originally was sent to state prison from Santa Clara County on May 25, 1999, to serve a three-year sentence for grand theft of an employer and defrauding with the use of an access card.

Macy escaped from custody in February 2000 after being transferred to the Central City Community Center in Los Angeles ahead of her parole date. 

Officers with the Fairfax and Loudoun county sheriff’s departments took Macy into custody on Friday. Virginia authorities also said Macy was still involved in identity theft and may file additional criminal charges.

State officials said that 98.6% of all offenders who have escaped from an adult institution, camp or community-based program since 1977 have been apprehended.


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