Sheriff Darren Campbell stated on Monday, the 10th day of July 2017 a report was made to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office of a larceny at the Mystic gas station at 2135 Charlotte Highway in Mooresville. Deputies responded and found a large fire burning out beside of the structure and contacted the fire department to extinguish the flames. At that time Deputies were unsure that the fire was related to the larceny that was reported. Deputies were told that an unknown male opened the cash register and stole the cash inside while the clerk was pricing merchandise in the cooler. Detectives arrived on scene and were able to gather witness statements and pulled video surveillance and found the clerk was lying about the suspect and moved from the counter to allow the suspect wearing a women’s dress and a wig to get to the cash register and steal miscellaneous US currency.
Detectives were able to identify the suspect as Rex Carlo Farmer of Meadow Creek Drive in China Grove North Carolina. The suspect was the son of the clerk Rex Allen Farmer. After interviews with the suspects it was found Rex Carlo Farmer had his girlfriend Kayla Nicole Price with him and she was aware that Rex Carlo Farmer and his father Rex Allen Farmer planned to steal money from the register. Statements revealed Rex Allen Farmer showed his son how he could open the register before Rex Carlo Farmer went out to put on a black dress and a large dark wig to hide his true identity.
Once Rex Carlo Farmer stole the cash from the register he ran outside and set his wig and dress on fire next to the business to destroy any evidence and that fire led to a meter base on the building and a privacy fence to be burned with the clothing. Rex Carlo Farmer and Kayla Nicole Price was found near their home in Rowan County and was in possession of some of the cash stolen from the business.
Rex Carlo Farmer was charged and arrested with Misdemeanor Larceny, Conspiring to commit Embezzlement by Employee, Burning of Personal Property, and Felony Obstruction of Justice. Rex Carlo Farmer was arrested and is being held on a $25,000 secured bond and has a pending court date in District Court.
The store Clerk, Rex Allen Farmer was charged and arrested for charges of Embezzlement by Employee and Conspiring to commit Embezzlement by Employee and is being held under a $10,000 secured bond with a pending court date in District Court.
Kayla Nicole Price was charged and arrested for Misdemeanor Larceny and conspiring to commit Embezzlement by Employee and is being held under a $5,000 secured bond with a pending court date in District Court.