Stephanie Mascho Lingerfelt (Lincoln County Sheriff's Office file photo)

Lincoln County woman charged with breaking and entering

A Lincoln County woman has been charged with breaking into an unoccupied residence on McRee Road northwest of Lincolnton.

On April 8, 2016 the homeowner reported that someone had broken into his residence in the 900 block of McRee Road.  Entry into the home was made by breaking a glass out of a back door.  Stolen in the break-in were three Samsung televisions valued at $1,700 and personal papers.  The residence was last known secure on April 1, 2017.

A neighbor told deputies that he observed 44 year old Stephanie Mascho Lingerfelt of Lingerfelt Road in Vale, NC enter the residence and carry out items to her car parked nearby.

Lingerfelt was arrested on April 11, 2017 on one felony count each of Breaking and Entering a Building, Larceny after Breaking and Entering, and Possession of Stolen Goods. She was taken before a Lincoln County magistrate then processed at the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center before being released on a $9,000 secured bond.