A Hancock woman charged with identity theft was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months at the Washington County Detention Center, according to documents.
Brandy Jo Allen, of 13916 Orchard Ridge Road, who was known as Brandy Jo Morgan at the time of her arrest, pleaded guilty to fraud by identity theft stemming from a May incident, according to Washington County District Court charging documents.
Her boyfriend at the time, Matthew Gerald Allen, also of 13916 Orchard Ridge Road, failed to appear in court Wednesday, and a warrant was issued for his arrest, documents state.
Brandy Allen and Matthew Allen were caught on video surveillance tape trying buy $762.74 in items from Wal-Mart at 17850 Garland Groh Blvd. in Hagerstown, documents state. They were using a credit card in a self-checkout lane, and had made about $200 in purchases before the unsuccessful attempt on a different credit card, documents state.