An Eastsound woman is charged with stealing almost $9,000 from a former employer to pay off her credit card bills.
Jami Ann Plummer, 37, of Eastsound was charged with theft in the first degree, a felony, and is scheduled to appear in San Juan County Superior Court for her arraignment on June 1. The charges carry a maximum sentence of 10 years.
In a written statement to the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office, Plummer admitted that she used her former boss’ Islanders Bank debit card between October 2017 and January 2018 to pay for groceries, Christmas gifts and bills that were charged to Plummer’s credit card.
According to court documents, the victim provided a debit card statement to police, which allegedly showed a total of $8,969.05 worth of fraudulent charges made during this time.
Court documents state that the victim discovered the fraudulent charges last January after he went to the bank to replace his debit card, which he had lost a few weeks prior. According to her statement, when Plummer discovered the victim had found the charges, she went to his house and admitted to using his debit card. That’s when the victim notified the sheriff’s office.
Plummer wrote in her statement that she worked for the victim from February to September 2017 as his personal assistant, which included paying his bills. Plummer said she was “let go” because she delayed meeting with her boss to conduct business because she felt “uneasy with [his] sexual advances.” According to Plummer, she started to use his debit card that October when her “bills piled up,” after she and her child fell ill and lost a family member.
According to court documents, Plummer allegedly told the deputy, “off the record, it was too easy,” and gave him a piece of paper with the victim’s debit card number on it.
Plummer told the deputy she has “offered $1,000 payment and lien [to her house] to begin payment of the offense and [is] seeking legal advice.”