A Baltimore woman is being held in Prince George’s County on an $85,000 bond after county sheriff’s deputies arrested her Tuesday on theft charges, closing 17 warrants relating to additional theft charges.
According to the sheriff’s department, Patricia Hess, 49, of the 1000 block of Maiden Choice Lane, allegedly sold stolen items worth more than $1,000 to a pawn shop in Prince George’s County on Aug. 24. Sheriff’s deputies said the items previously were stolen by one of Hess’ acquaintances in Anne Arundel County.
Online county district court records show Hess has been charged in 16 other county theft incidents occurring between June 16 and Aug. 24.
County police have said pawn shops can be hot spots for people seeking to profit from stolen goods. Officers in the special enforcement division have said they have been working with area pawn shop owners to report and track stolen items sold to their shops to lead them to theft suspects.
A court hearing for Hess’ charges is scheduled for Nov. 13 at the district court in Hyattsville, according to online court records.
Defense attorney information for Hess was not listed with the courts Wednesday.
A phone number for Hess’ residence could not be located.