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NCIS-Carolinas cite Sheriff's Office for support in high profile larceny investigation

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LINCOLNTON, NC (WBTV) -

The Naval Criminal Investigative Service (Carolinas) cited the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office for support during a high profile larceny investigation on Oct. 20, 2013.

According to the NCIS "Operational Excellence Service Award" the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office provided exemplary law enforcement support during the execution of two federal search warrants, of a residence and business, resulting in the recovery of more than $100,000 worth of stolen military property, according to a news release. 

In Lincoln County NCIS Agents gathered information that led them to other locations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania where more than $750,000 worth of stolen property was recovered.

In presenting the award and plaque, NCIS-Carolinas Special Agent in Charge J. D. Kennedy wrote "I take great pleasure in presenting you (Sheriff Carpenter) with this certificate and plaque recognizing your team's support.  Your assistance to NCIS in accomplishing our mission of criminal investigations for the Department of the Navy is worth of recognition and high praise."  He went on to say, "Mutual cooperation is essential in achieving the common goal of a safe and secure environment both within the Department of the Navy and in the communities in which we live."

Lincoln County deputies participating in the operation were Patrol Deputy Oscar Calderon, Sgt. John Brown, 1st Sgt. Justin Frye, Lt. Erin Long, along with NCIS Supervisory Special Agent Curtis Evans and NCIS Special Agent in Charge Joe Kennedy.

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