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Local woman pleads guilty to felony

Cary Ashby • Jul 16, 2014 at 9:07 AM

A Willard woman pleaded guilty Monday to using a woman's stolen credit card to get cash.

Laura K. Hunt, 28, of 739 Ash St., was convicted of receiving stolen property. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dismissed one count of misuse of a credit card, also in connection with the same Dec. 23 incident.

Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff said the defendant also agreed to pay restitution for making several cash withdrawals with a stolen credit card in the Willard area.

"She's not prison eligible," Woodruff said.

Huron County Public Defender David Longo said Hunt had a prior felony charge, but she successfully completed intervention in lieu of conviction. That means Hunt doesn't have a conviction on her record.

On Feb. 1, Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard said Detective Eric Bardar stopped a vehicle which contained three people who were ultimately arrested. The traffic stop happened in Celeryville. Hunt was an occupant in the vehicle.

"The Huron County Sheriff's Office had been actively looking for her for questioning in a case involving the theft of a family debit card where $1,000 was withdrawn from an ATM," Detective Sgt. Josh Querin said shortly after Hunt's arrest.

Hunt, who earlier posted a $10,000 bond, will be sentenced Aug. 27.

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