New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | February 23, 2019

Providence Forge woman admits guilt to stealing power tools

By Andre Jones | March 9, 2018 9:23 pm

A Providence Forge woman admitted guilt to grand larceny as part of a Mar. 9 plea agreement in Charles City Circuit Court.

Kittie Ann Curtiss, 36, entered a guilty plea to one count of grand larceny as part of the case. One count each of obtaining money by false pretenses and intent to sell stolen property were dropped as part of the agreement.

In a summary of evidence provided by Commonwealth’s Attorney Rob Tyler, on May 25, 2017, Robert Woodall noticed several items missing form his construction company’s shop. A few months passed before authorities located a person who had bought the stolen tools. That person told police that the items were sold to him by Curtiss. According to Tyler, more than $10,000 worth of power tools and chainsaws were confiscated by the defendant.

A presentence report is being prepared for the defendant for May 11 formal sentencing. Sentencing guidelines recommend probation for Curtiss.