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Woman gets 6 months after violating probation

Cary Ashby • Mar 6, 2013 at 9:07 AM

A local woman, convicted of being part of a trio who burglarized their apartment complex, has received further sanctions for violating her probation.

Lyndslee E. Geiger, 25, of Bellevue, appeared Monday afternoon in Huron County Common Pleas Court.

Last year, a Huron County grand jury indicted Geiger for her part in a series of burglaries in the Steeplechase Avenue apartment complex in early 2012. There were several items stolen, including video game equipment, video games and other electronics. The co-defendants were Tiffany L. Alltop, 33, and Geiger's older sister, Fallon N. Geiger, 28.

Lyndslee Geiger pleaded guilty in mid-June to two amended counts of attempted burglary in exchange for the prosecutors agreeing to drop one charge each of theft and receiving stolen property.

In August, she was sentenced to 90 days in the Huron County Jail with three years of probation. Geiger also would be responsible, along with the two co-defendants, for repaying $9,523.50 to the victims.

Geiger returned to court Monday for a local probation violation.

On Dec. 5, Geiger tested positive for oxycodone. At Monday's hearing, the defendant admitted to using the drug.

Geiger also violated her probation by driving a car "that was not hers," Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Daivia Kasper said.

Judge Jim Conway determined Geiger had violated her probation and sentenced her to six months of prison. She will serve the term after she finishes a one-year prison sentence for a probation violation through Sandusky County. Her underlying conviction is theft.

Earlier, Geiger was kicked out of a community-based corrections facility, a form of prison which focuses on substance abuse treatment and education. Kasper said that Sandusky County probation violation and driving without a license led to the prison term.

Geiger has been at the Ohio Reformatory for Woman in Marysville since Feb. 26.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Staff writer Cary Ashby contributed to this story.

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