EASTON — A St. Michaels woman is facing nearly 100 criminal charges after police say they linked her to a string of car break-ins and money thefts across Easton in 2019. The woman is alleged to have stolen her victims’ identities to cash more than $100,000 in checks.
Easton police officers identified the woman as Julie S. Plants, 53, and said Plants allegedly broke into four vehicles at the Easton YMCA on Dec. 11, 2019, and two more vehicles along Canvasback Drive the next day on Dec. 12. Police accused Plants of stealing purses, checks and money from the vehicles.
After Plants’s alleged car break-ins, police said they believe she assumed the identities of the victims to cash stolen checks across Maryland and Virginia amounting to $91,000 in December 2019. In January 2020, Plants is alleged to have cashed another round of stolen checks amounting to nearly $19,000, police said.
Deputies with the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office said they extradited Plants from Virginia on Sept. 30. Easton Police Department detectives then arrested her on two warrants cumulatively charging Plants with 97 counts of theft, rogue and vagabond, forgery and fraud, according to charging documents.
Plants was ordered held without bond at the Talbot County Detention Center on Oct. 1, according to online court records.