Housekeeper, son-in-law arrested for theft

WCSO
Cynthia Ann Fletcher, 58, and her son-in-law, William Junior Bryan, 38, were arrested Friday night after numerous stolen items were found at Bryan’s home from a burglary late last year including a cross bow, jewelry, and two wedding dresses.

Stolen property is recovered from a home off Blueberry Road in Freeport in relation to a 2015 burglary in Santa Rosa Beach.

One of the main suspects in the case is employed as a housekeeper in the victim’s home, according to a press release from the Walton County Sheriff's Office.

Cynthia Ann Fletcher, 58, and her son-in-law, William Junior Bryan, 38, were arrested Friday night after numerous stolen items were found at Bryan’s home from a burglary late last year including a cross bow, jewelry, and two wedding dresses.

In addition, Fletcher is charged in pawning several items to pawn shops in surrounding counties including a guitar and jewelry; namely, an infant’s ring stolen from the victim.

The piece was the first ring the victims ever purchased for their daughter.

Fletcher is employed by a subcontractor out of Fort Walton Beach to clean homes that include the victims.

“These items aren’t just another stolen piece of jewelry to the victim,” said Sheriff Adkinson. “They hold a deep sentimental value. It’s a shame this woman was entrusted to clean the victim’s home and took advantage of that trust.”

Some information is not being released at this time due to the ongoing nature of this investigation.

WCSO Investigators are actively seeking other suspects in this and other burglary cases.

Fletcher was arrested for dealing in stolen property, grant theft of more than $300, and grand theft of a firearm.

Bryan was charged with possession of ammunition by a convicted felon and grand theft of $300 or more.

Both were transported and booked into the Walton County Jail and posted a bond Saturday night.

Walton County Sheriff’s Office encourages residents to use websites like ReportIt, which provide a FREE citizen property inventory system for the items you hold dear. It provides yet another resource for law enforcement agencies to help solve crime.