Ludington woman admits to stealing over $500 in groceries from Meijer.

July 11, 2017


Ludington woman admits to stealing over $500 in groceries from Meijer.


By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 37-year-old Ludington woman faces serving six months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term after pleading guilty to first-degree retail fraud (shoplifting) in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, July 11.

Kristina Mackenzie Haynes, of 608 5th St., testified before Judge Susan K. Sniegowski that she stole groceries from the local Meijer store by using the self check-out lane without properly scanning the items. “I would slide over the u-scan without ringing it up,” she said.

Haynes stole groceries totaling $569.01 over 14 separate occasions from December of 2016 through May of 2017, said Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola. She was arrested May 13 by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office.

Haynes’ sentence will include paying restitution to Meijer totaling $569.01. Her sentence will run concurrently to a 79th District Court case, and she could be subjected to probation violation sanctions as a result of her recent conviction, said her attorney Mark Otto.

Haynes has a 2004 conviction of first-degree retail fraud, the judge said.

Sentencing is set for Aug. 15 at 1:45 p.m.

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