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Woman pleads no contest, is sentenced in theft case


A Havre woman has been sentenced for felony theft and misdemeanor forgery.

The charges against Erica Dion stemmed from incidences between March 2001 and January 2002 when she is accused of stealing jewelry from a woman and writing checks from the woman's checking account. Dion pleaded no contest to the theft and forgery charges, which means that she did not admit to the offenses but acknowledged that the state had enough evidence to convict her.

"I wrote the checks, but I didn't steal the jewelry," a tearful Dion told the court Jan. 31. "I lied and said I did it just to get this over with."...

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