Mom finds victims in the women’s locker room

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — A Chesterfield mother was arrested — again — for stealing from women at gyms across Central Virginia. Kelly Muncy, 29, committed the crimes while free on bond after an April arrest in Chesterfield on similar charges, police said.

Since June, police said Muncy had slipped into women’s locker rooms in Henrico, Richmond and Hanover. There she targeted unlocked lockers, took gym members’ car keys and let herself into their cars.

Once inside the cars, police said Muncy stole wallets, credit cards and purses. She used the cards and money to go on personal shopping sprees, police said.

One victim said Muncy used her credit card immediately after it was swiped from outside American Family Fitness in Short Pump.

Emily Hall said her credit cards were stolen from her car.

Emily Hall said her credit cards were stolen from her car.

“Within minutes she tried to use my card at Walmart,” gym member Emily Hall said. “She tried to pay for $400 worth of stuff, but it declined. She tried to pay for items at a gas station. Then she went to Firestone.”

Muncy and her friend Christopher Gillus were arrested for committing a similar crime at a Gold’s Gym on South Harvie Street, according to Richmond Police.

Christopher Gillus and Kelly Muncy (PHOTO: Richmond Police)

Christopher Gillus and Kelly Muncy (PHOTO: Richmond Police)

“Lockers should be locked at all times,” Richmond Police Detective Eric Sandlin said.

Muncy is also charged with theft and credit card fraud in Hanover.  A woman there said she was targeted at Gold’s Gym on Bell Creek Road.

Muncy is due in court Tuesday morning in Henrico and in Richmond on August 26.

She goes on trial in Chesterfield in September.

11 comments

  • Christine

    While it is important to use a lock on your gym locker, please make sure it is a high quality lock. Several years ago, my gym locker was broken into, even though I had a lock on it. It was a cheap lock, though, and the police explained that thieves are able to pry these open pretty easily. By the time my workout was over, my card had been used all over town to rack up $1000s in charges, and my cell phone, wallet (including cash and gift cards), purse, and keys were all gone. Tapes were reviewed but the suspect was never arrested (because apparently using a stolen credit card does not necessarily mean you were the one who stole it??). Not worth it at all. I now leave my belongings at home instead of trusting them in the locker room.

    • Kenny Powers

      You are correct. The cheap Chinese locks are no match for anyone with basic lock picking skills. Combos are easily shimmed as well. Just check out youtube and you will see how easily they are defeated. Spend at least twenty bucks and get a “Best” brand lock. Most petty thieves aren’t going to use bolt cutters in a locker room, so you should be fine with a quality European lock.

  • Becky Blanchard

    I want to punch her in the face. I despise worthless lowlife thieves who would rather steal what others have worked for rather than get out and work for it. I hope she goes to jail for a very long time.

  • C

    Arrested this time in Henrico. Good. Maybe she won’t be released on Personal Recognizance as
    is the Richmond CA Herring’s new game plan to keep the new jail under populated. Sometimes
    criminals are not trustworthy.

    • Ms. Lewis

      Not sure you actually read it correctly. She was on bond in Chesterfield. She didn’t get the Richmond charges until June, which is while she was out on bond. That’s all in the first paragraph. This one isn’t on Herring, this would be on Mr. Davenport.

      • C

        Not sure you read correctly either. Does that negate the fact that If and When arrested in Richmond, Personal Recognizance; not bail, is the new era ruling for non-violent offense charges? Just posted in the news with on or about July 29, timed with the opening of the new jail, and attributed directly to Herring, by name.

  • Daniel Durazo (@ddurazo)

    I had a good lock on my locker at Gold’s in Willow Lawn, but the thieves used a crowbar to break the hinges, which are usually pretty flimsy. I now work out at AmFamFit in Short Pump and I carry my keys with me.

  • Cailtin

    I know that girl , I went to high school with her years back T James River. She’s a known heroin addict . Has 3 young kids, what a shame

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