Breckenridge burglary, identity theft suspect extended plea deal
Ryan Summerlin June 24, 2014
An offer has been extended to Jessica Christine Sebben, of Summit County, who faces about 40 felony and misdemeanor charges spread over seven separate cases in which she allegedly committed the crimes of burglary and identity theft, among others.
Sebben, 20, appeared Monday, June 23, before 5th Judicial District Judge Karen Romeo for a disposition hearing. Deputy district attorney Rusty Prindle informed the court he had extended an offer to Sebben. The public defender’s office requested the hearing be continued to provide Sebben with an opportunity to consider the offer.
Sebben is scheduled to return at 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 14, for a disposition hearing in district court.
After the hearing, Prindle declined to discuss the specifics of the deal, saying it was not yet valid considering it had not yet been accepted by the defendant. Prindle did say it’s not uncommon in instances where a suspect is facing multiple charges over multiple cases to have some of those charges and, on rare occasions, entire cases dropped as part of a plea bargain arrangement.
However, Prindle said there are avenues available to the district attorney’s office to hold suspects accountable for restitution to all of the alleged victims, even if a case or multiple cases are dropped as part of the deal.
“I always examine cases very closely in that way,” Prindle said. “I think the offer we have extended contemplates all of the cases and all of the alleged victims.”
Sebben was originally charged in district court with one count of second-degree burglary, a Class 3 felony; 23 counts of identity theft, a Class 4 felony; one count of first-degree criminal trespass, a Class 5 felony; two counts of violation of bail bond conditions, a Class 6 felony; and one count of theft, a Class 6 felony.
Sebben also faces 11 counts of unauthorized use of a financial transaction device, three counts of theft, and two counts each of violation of bail bond conditions and criminal possession of a financial transaction device, all misdemeanors, as well as a traffic violation for failing to obey a traffic control device.
Sebben is accused of using a stolen credit card to make about $430 in purchases at local shops and restaurants, according to December 2013 Breckenridge Police Department reports. Sebben allegedly made those purchases at City Market, The Lumber Yard Skate and Snow, Clint’s Bakery and Coffee House, Downstairs at Eric’s and Taipei Tokyo, reports stated.
Sebben also is a suspect in a January home burglary and theft in Summit Cove, according to Summit County Sheriff’s Office reports.
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