INDIANA (KDKA) — Two sisters from Indiana County are charged with burglarizing homes across the county.
Those burglaries were all allegedly committed to feed their drug habit.
Misty Murphy, 30, waived her hearing. Her sister, 27-year-old Amanda Koffman, had her hearing continued.
The pair told police they were “dope sick” and needed money to feed their drug habit.
They allegedly got that money by stealing items from homes across Rayne and Washington townships.
One couple told KDKA-TV today that the sisters stole packed luggage from their bedroom the night before they left on their honeymoon.
“Victims are important and all of our victims in the Indiana County cases were here today which is the first step,” Patrick Dougherty, Indiana County Assistant District Attorney, said.
The sisters would allegedly knock on a victim’s door and when no one answered they would force their way in.
They stole everything from jewelry and weapons to hand tools cameras and expensive musical instruments.
“I’m hiding things and I’m locking the doors,” Kris Knox, a victim, said. “We got a dog that we didn’t have before, so yeah, it’s not what it used to be.”
KDKA has learned the sisters are hoping to work out a plea deal, but that won’t happen until pending charges are filed in up to four other counties.
State police believe the pair may be responsible for upwards of 15 burglaries in all.
“They’re random thefts – they’re not targeting these folks,” Dougherty said. “They’re going to where they can get money or get property or to get things in exchange for drugs.”
For now, the sisters remain in the Indiana County Jail on $50,000 bond.