Grand Rapids man sentenced for credit card theft, vehicle break-ins.

August 7, 2018

Kevin Spoelma, left, with defense attorney Jeffrey Kortes.

Grand Rapids man sentenced for credit card theft, vehicle break-ins.

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By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 36-year-old Grand Rapids man was sentenced to time served in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, Aug. 7, for a felony conviction of stealing/retaining a financial transaction device and a misdemeanor of breaking and entering a vehicle to steal property.

Kevin Andrew Spoelma, of 1039 Dunham St., was ordered to pay $1,618.03 in restitution, which must be paid in full within seven days, said Judge Susan K. Sniegowski.

Spoelma stole a credit card from inside a car and broke into a pickup truck at the Ludington State Park last summer. He also stole some “high end” bicycles from the Cartier Park in Ludington, Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola said.

He was eventually apprehended at the Grand Haven State Park and also faces similar charges in Ottawa and Kent counties, the prosecutor said. His Mason County sentence runs concurrently to his Kent and Ottawa sentences.

Judge Sniegowski ordered 11 months discretionary jail with 15 days up front and credit for 15 days served for the felony conviction and 93 days discretionary jail with 15 days up front and credit for 15 days served for the misdemeanor. Spoelma was also ordered to 18 months probation. Both counts run concurrently.

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