A Rockingham County grand jury indicted two sisters charged in connection with more than a dozen home break-ins.
April Deeds, 25, and Beth Ann Deeds, 20, both of Fulks Run, were indicted today in Rockingham County Circuit Court.
April Deeds is charged with six felony counts of grand larceny, seven felony counts of breaking and entering and one felony count of obtaining money by false pretenses.
Beth Ann Deeds is charged with felony obtaining money by false pretenses, two felony counts of grand larceny and five counts of breaking and entering.
Following their indictments, the duo appeared in circuit court.
Judge Bruce Albertson scheduled April Deeds to appear in court on July 1 and Beth Deeds on July 21. On those dates, Albertson will likely either schedule plea hearings or trial dates for the pair.
Rockingham County Sheriff Bryan Hutcheson said 15 break-ins were reported between the end of January and mid-February.
April Deeds was arrested on Feb. 16. Beth Ann Deeds was arrested March 14.
The crimes were scattered, with break-ins reported on North Mountain Road near Broadway, Turleytown Road in Singers Glen, Rawley Pike near Hinton, Flint and Erickson avenues near Harrisonburg, and Wengers Mill Road in Linville.
In most cases, the thief or thieves made away with cash, jewelry, medications and electronics.
Contact Pete DeLea at 574-6278 or firstname.lastname@example.org