Woman sentenced to 1 year in jail for stealing cell phone

December 17, 2013

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LUDINGTON — A Hamlin Township was sentenced today for a year in jail for stealing a cell phone while she was a patient at Memorial Medical Center (now Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital). On Nov. 12, Kristen Brooke Iverson, 27, 5633 N. Jebavy Dr., accepted a plea agreement in 51st Circuit Court on the charges of larceny to a building.

She was arrested on Aug. 2, 2013 by Ludington Police Department after she stole an iPhone from another patient during an emergency room visit. Iverson told the court that she went to the ER because she had a migraine. She said she saw the iPhone sitting on a bed in another room and she took it. Police tracked down Iverson, who has a criminal history, later that day and recovered the phone after searching her car.

She pleaded guilty, as charged, for larceny to a building. The felony charge has a maximum punishment of four years in prison. Under the terms of the plea, she was sentenced to one year in jail, serving six months up front with 133 days credit for time served. She also will be placed on probation for a year, but that may be extended.

On Aug. 28, 2013, Iverson was found guilty of controlled substance possession of marijuana. At that time, she was sentenced to 90 days in jail and one year discretionary jail for two years. Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola told the court that Iverson has also had five larceny “matters” in Mason County. She also has a criminal history stemming from incidences in Palm Beach, Fla.

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