Accused car thief arrested in Laurel County

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Diane L. McQueen

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Deputies say a suspected car thief is in custody and the stolen vehicle has been recovered.

Laurel County Sheriff’s Office says detectives arrested 52-year-old Diane L. McQueen off US 25, 9 miles north of London, on Wednesday at 4:26 p.m.

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The arrest came after detectives and Kentucky State Police investigated the reported theft of a yellow 1979 Chevrolet Corvette.

Detectives say they found the vehicle eight hours later near a service station off I-75. They say McQueen was found with the keys in her possession.

McQueen is charged with theft by unlawful taking and failure to appear in court on three warrants.