Baltimore woman gets 10 years for Carroll Co. thefts
A Baltimore woman was sentenced to more than 10 years in prison after she pleaded guilty to her role in a string of thefts in the Westminster area. Linda Michele Blackwell, 27, pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of theft between $10,000 and $100,000. She was sentenced to 15 years, with all but 10 years and six months suspended, by Carroll County Circuit Judge Thomas Stansfield, according to a news release from the Carroll County state’s attorney’s office. Blackwell will be placed on five years’ probation following her release, with the condition of paying restitution of $9,894.60, according to the release. Blackwell’s 18 other charges were dropped by the state, according to electronic court records. Blackwell and Rhonda Larson, who also pleaded guilty on Tuesday to theft between $10,000 and $100,000, were arrested in connection with a string of thefts in the county.