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Check thief denied drug intervention, pleads guilty

Cary Ashby • Apr 3, 2014 at 9:07 AM

A judge turned down a defendant's motion for drug intervention Wednesday.

However, Megan R. Wiseman, 25, of 200 Benedict Ave., pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property in exchange for prosecutors dismissing one count of forgery. Huron County Public Defender David Longo said the state also agreed not to seek a prison term even though Wiseman is legally eligible.

The defendant's conviction is for a June 21 checks-related incident.

Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Daivia Kasper said the case came to the attention of the Norwalk Police Department when Wiseman attempted to cash a $200 check that appeared to be stolen. Police, who were called by bank officials, interviewed bank employees, Wiseman and the 73-year-old account holder.

Wiseman and another suspect were at the victim's home when she left the room and while her purse remained behind, they ripped six checks out of the woman's checkbook, Kasper said. Officers searched Wiseman's purse at the bank and found two more checks. Kasper said the defendant admitted to stealing the checks and forging one of them for $200.

She will be sentenced May 8.

Currently, Wiseman is serving a 30-day sentence at the Huron County Jail for a probation violation. Jail records indicate her original conviction is driving under the influence.

Wiseman, who will be released Friday, is prohibited from having any association or communication with the victim in the felony case.

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