St. Michaels woman arrested for theft, forgery

TALBOT CO., Md. – A St. Michaels woman is behind bars after it was discovered that she stole more than $20,000 from a victim over the course of several months.

In December of 2019, police say an investigation into theft, forgery, and fraud began, involving 52-year-old Julie Plants. It was learned that she had gained access to the victim’s bank account information and spent several months forging checks to herself, making unauthorized withdrawals, and transactions using the victim’s checking account cards.

Plants allegedly stole approximately $21,000 from the victim over the course of several months.

Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Plants, who was arrested in Hanover, Virginia and extradited back to Maryland. She faces 85 criminal charges including theft, fraud, and forgery. She was held at the Talbot County Detention Center without bond.

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