CASE UPDATE: Serial Car Burglars Responsible for 250+ PA Break-Ins Plead Guilty in Bucks County

April 12, 2022 | Topic: Criminal

HARRISBURG—Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that a Yardley, Pa. couple, Keith Johnson and Jessica Fletcher, previously charged for the theft and burglary of more than 250 motor vehicles in Pennsylvania pleaded guilty in Bucks County.

“These defendants stole from hundreds of victims, and are now being held accountable for their crimes. Thanks to the tireless work by our office in partnership with the Buckingham Township Police Department, residents can rest assured knowing these individuals will no longer be harming our communities.”

The investigation began after a series of unsolved car break-ins occurred in Bucks County over the course of several months. Johnson and Fletcher’s crime spree eventually spread across counties in southeastern Pennsylvania, including Montgomery County, where they broke into several cars, and Philadelphia. Investigators discovered that on Christmas night 2019, the couple committed a burglary in a Philadelphia home during which they stole $150,000 in cash, which was the life savings of the homeowner.

Johnson and Fletcher both pleaded guilty to burglary, theft and related charges at the Bucks County Criminal Justice Center before Judge Raymond McHugh. Johnson was sentenced to 4-12 years in state prison. Fletcher was sentenced to 5 years probation. They were also ordered to pay more than $140K in restitution.

This case was investigated and charged by Buckingham Township Police Department, and then referred to the Office of Attorney General by the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office. The case was prosecuted by Senior Deputy Attorney General Christopher Phillips.

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