Woman pleads guilty to 16 of 27 charges

Cory Hurley
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A woman who found herself on the police radar and landed in court numerous times during a short period last year, pleaded guilty Tuesday to some of the many charges she faced.

Julia Hussey, 32, who had been arrested in relation to multiple disturbance and mischief complaints, as well as one case of defrauding a local bank between July and October took responsibility for those actions in provincial court in Corner Brook Tuesday.

She pleaded guilty to counts of possession of property obtained by crime and a breach of probation in relation to an incident between July 15-18. She entered more guilty pleas to resisting or obstructing a peace officer and breach of probation from July 17. It was reported that a woman was screaming and shouting and removing her clothes in the Murphy Square area.

She pleaded guilty to fraud under $5,000, two breaches of probation and a breach of an undertaking from Aug. 16. According to a court decision of a co-accused, Hussey — using another name — and another man signed a cheque valued at $437.50 at the bank and cashed it using the man’s account.

It was determined that Hussey had lied to the man about her identity in order to cash the cheque, which was not hers.

She also pleaded guilty to causing a disturbance in a public place, breaching probation and breaching an undertaking from Aug. 17.

Hussey then pleaded guilty to mischief, breach of probation and breach of an undertaking in relation to an Aug. 20 incident after which she was ordered to stay away from the Murphy Square shopping area. The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary had responded to a complaint of property damage at a business.

The woman also pleaded guilty to a breach of probation and breach of an undertaking in relation to an Oct. 16 incident.

Hussey was represented by legal-aid lawyer Gary Kearney, who requested a pre-sentence report to assist with sentencing scheduled for May 22.

Crown attorney John Noseworthy said the remaining 11 of 27 charges she faced will be withdrawn upon conviction.

Meanwhile, Hussey was reported missing to the RNC once in August and twice in September. Each time she was located a short time later. On two of those occasions, it was said she was last seen near Western Memorial Regional Hospital. Police had said they were concerned for her safety.

Organizations: Western Memorial Regional Hospital

Geographic location: Murphy Square

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