Chelsea woman with 19 aliases charged in Broadway bank robbery

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BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) - A Chelsea woman with a long list of aliases and two outstanding warrants was arraigned last week on a new charge alleging she robbed a Metro Credit Union on Broadway in Chelsea, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said Monday.

Jodie Perkins, 45, was arraigned Thursday on a charge of armed robbery. A judge set bail at $1,700 and declined to revoke Perkins bail on two open Chelsea cases in which default warrants had been issued.

Prosecutors said in each of the 2012 cases, Perkins is charged with nonviolent misdemeanors, but her record reflects 19 aliases, phony dates of birth and four prior convictions for armed and unarmed robbery.

Police in Chelsea responded to the Metro Credit Union on Broadway at about 11 a.m. Wednesday after it was reported a woman had handed a teller a note demanding $10,000 in an envelope with no dye packs or GPS device.

The note warned, "You have 2 minutes then I'm blasting," with the last word underlined three times, according to prosecutors.

Based on surveillance footage, evidence gathered from the scene, and descriptions of the suspect, authorities were able to positively identify Perkins as the person who had robbed the bank, prosecutors said.

Later in the day, a police detective spotted Perkins and placed her under arrest.

Perkins will return to court May 22.