Veteran of 34 felony cases enters three more guilty pleas Monday

Apr 24 2012 - 6:55pm

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Herzog (also known as Higbee)
Herzog (also known as Higbee)

CENTERVILLE -- A 41-year-old woman who has multiple cases in 2nd District Court entered guilty pleas in her first court appearance since her arrest April 7.

Julia Herzog, also known as Julia Amelia Higbee, entered the guilty pleas Monday to three of the cases and agreed to pay restitution in the fourth case.

Judge John R. Morris set June 4 for sentencing hearings for those three cases, as well as three other cases.

Herzog pleaded guilty to three counts of forgery, all third-degree felonies, and one count of pattern of unlawful activity, a second-degree felony.

She also will be sentenced on three more counts of forgery, one count of identity fraud, one count of retail theft and one count of possession of a forgery writing device, all third-degree felonies.

Herzog was arrested April 7 by Unified Police for driving under the influence. She was transported on Thursday from Salt Lake County Jail to Davis County Jail, where she is being held without bail.

Herzog was placed on Centerville's most-wanted list in February after she failed to show up for a sentencing hearing in 2nd District Court.

According to the court website, under the names of Herzog and Higbee, there are 34 felony cases filed against her in 1st, 2nd and 3rd district courts since 1999.

Police said Herzog stole credit cards, driver's licenses, checks and anything else that may have personal information on it from cars.

If Herzog got a credit card, she took it to a store and used it quickly, police said.

Herzog is also proficient at making fake IDs, as well as counterfeiting checks.

Police believe Herzog acted alone.

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