Ludington man sent to jail for shoplifting.

August 16, 2016
Wicks with his attorney, Karri Russell.

Robert Wicks with his attorney, Karri Russell.

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By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 24-year-old Ludington man was sentenced to one year in jail Tuesday, Aug. 16, for convictions of first-degree retail fraud and stealing a financial transaction device, or ATM card.

Robert William Wicks, of 508 E. Danaher St., was also ordered by Judge Susan K. Sniegowski to two years probation and must pay $4,203.54 restitution that is joint and several with a co-defendant. Wicks, who received credit for three days served in jail, will begin his sentence today at 8 p.m.

“I was not in the right state of mind at the time,” Wicks said.

“I see a lot of retail frauds in this courtroom and this one is unusual,” Sniegowski said. “Someone called you and asked you to come to Walmart and steal the items they had in their cart. This shows premeditation.”

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