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Wife of defendant now charged in felony theft scheme


The wife of a man accused of scamming an elderly Havre man out of hundreds of thousands of dollars has been charged with felony theft in connection with the scheme.

Kristie Elaine Hammons of Lloyd was charged Friday in state District Court with felony theft, and could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

According to the charging document, Hammons and her husband, Arthur Warren Hammons, 36, deceived an 83-year-old man out of nearly $700,000 and used the money to pay for six late-model cars and a series of lavish vacations.

Warren Hammons was arrested in August on a charge...

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