January 11, 2016 4:47 pm

24-year-old wannabe model arrested for string of jewel heists makes 1st court appearance

WATCH ABOVE: Abigail Lee Kemp, 24, made her first appearance before a judge Monday afternoon after being arrested for a string of jewelry store robberies across the South.

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Abigail Lee Kemp, 24, made her first appearance before a judge Monday afternoon after being arrested for a string of jewelry store robberies across the South.

Kemp, in a red sweatshirt and blue pants, said little during the hearing, where US Magistrate Judge Linda Walker set a Thursday hearing to decide conditions of her detention and appointed federal public defender Rebecca Shepard to represent her. Shepard declined to comment later.

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Kemp was apprehended in the Atlanta suburb of Smyrna, Georgia, along with a person who was with her at the time, the FBI said.

Authorities haven’t identified an alleged accomplice in the robbery spree, but court records say he acted as a lookout in some of the robberies.

A criminal complaint accuses Kemp of conspiring with others to rob six jewelry stores in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Tennessee.

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