Woman faces vehicle theft charges


— A 40-year-old Amarillo, Texas, woman who allegedly went on a crime spree in at least three states including an alleged incident in Steamboat Springs is behind bars in the Routt County Jail.

Robin Lynne Darbyshire was turned over to the county jail May 16 by Colorado Department of Corrections officers after she was arrested in Carson City, Nev.

Darbyshire appeared in front of Routt County Judge James Garrecht Wednesday afternoon.

Darbyshire faces three felony charges that stem from an alleged theft of a sport utility vehicle from Steamboat Springs last November.

Darbyshire, who is also wanted in Texas and New Mexico, has been charged with first-degree aggravated motor vehicle theft, forgery and criminal impersonation.

According to court records, Darbyshire allegedly stole a 1986 Chevrolet Blazer from a Steamboat Springs resident after posing as an auto broker.

On Nov. 5, Darbyshire allegedly attempted to buy the Blazer and a 1990 Ford truck as a representative of Quality Auto Brokers Inc., a Denver firm that is no longer in business, records show.

Using a check from the business, Darbyshire allegedly paid $7,200 for both vehicles and drove off in the Blazer, records show.

To finalize the deal, Darbyshire agreed to meet with the resident the next day at a Steamboat bank but never showed up.

When the owner found out the auto broker company's checking account had been closed, police were called to investigate.

At the time Darbyshire allegedly drove off in the Blazer, she left a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier at the scene.

Police later found out the Cavalier was stolen from Amarillo in September, records show.

Darbyshire allegedly stole the car Sept. 11 when a co-worker allowed her to take the vehicle for an errand, records show.

Darbyshire allegedly stole the checks from the brokerage company when she stayed the night at the owner's home in Denver Oct. 28, records show.


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