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Woman will do prison time for theft, burglary

December 8th, 2010 Posted in Opinion

By Megan Wiseman

LOGAN–Miranda Wecker, 21, was sentenced Tuesday morning in 1st District Court for two counts of burglary and one count of theft, all third-degree felonies. The sentences of 0 to 5 years in prison for each crime will run concurrently, said Judge Thomas Willmore.

Wecker has had a string of thefts and burglaries since September of 2008, including stealing money from roommates, stealing DVDs from Books of Yesterday, and possessing and using credit cards that were not issued to her.

Prosecuting attorney Barbara Lachmar said the state suggested Wecker be committed to prison because of her compulsion to steal. Lachmar commented that Wecker has a serious problem that is not being fixed.

Judge Willmore said that the state has bent over backwards to help Wecker correct her ways and change her life but that Wecker has failed to put forth effort on her part.

Wecker’s case files state that during a previous 182-day stay at the Cache County Jail, she went through the Theft Halt program, mental health counseling and other courses to help her condition.

Willmore suggested that during her stay in prison, Wecker needed to immediately look into education and mental health programs.


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  1. One Response to “Woman will do prison time for theft, burglary”

  2. By how to make a man love you on Dec 9, 2010

    I pity her but she must pay her prize for doing such irresponsible acts. She is accountable for those grave misconduct.

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