Old Fort woman charged with stealing painting from tourism office


McDOWELL COUNTY — Detective Billie Brown of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged Norma Bogan, 65, of 690 Rhododendron Drive in Old Fort, with larceny.

Last week, the Sheriff’s Office distributed surveillance pictures of suspects who possibly stole a $50 painting from a table at the tourism office in Old Fort. A tip to the Sheriff’s Office led Brown to Bogan.

IIt was reported on Monday, June 26 that, when the pair came into the agency, the woman swiped the small painting, valued at $50, from a table and put it in a bag.