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Woman pleads guilty in Sheetz thefts

May 25, 2004|by PEPPER BALLARD

A 19-year-old Hagerstown woman on Monday in Washington County Circuit Court pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft in connection with weekly thefts from the South Potomac Street Sheetz store between October and January.

Julie Seal, 19, whose address at the time of her arrest was 300 Northern Ave., apartment 4D, pleaded to misdemeanor theft after Washington County Assistant State's Attorney Viki Pauler said she would reduce the charge from felony theft.

Pauler said the amount of restitution to Sheetz, at 1396 S. Potomac St., needed to be determined, but that estimates indicated the former employee took at least $120 a week from the cash register for a total of about $1,560.

According to charging documents, Seal "would ring a sale and then put the sale on hold, collect the customer's money, then void the sale and put the money in her pocket."

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Washington County Circuit Judge W. Kennedy Boone III read from a letter written by Seal's mother, Melody Hill, in which she pleaded that the judge give Seal a "wake-up call."

"Her father and I don't know what else to do," Boone read from the letter. He read from the letter that Hill was disappointed with where and with whom her daughter was living and would like for Seal to enroll in drug and alcohol classes.

Boone sentenced Seal to a year of supervised probation and ordered her to abstain from drugs and alcohol. He said he waived fines and costs "since she has no money." He asked that the restitution amount be settled quickly.

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