Craig woman's theft case heads to district court

A Craig woman accused of theft had her case bound over to district court Tuesday.

Wanda LaFord is charged with theft of between $500 and $15,000, a Class 4 felony. One charge of a misdemeanor theft of between $100 and $400 may be dismissed contingent on an agreement with both sides, LaFord's attorney, Sheryl Uhl-mann said.

The woman did not qualify for a preliminary hearing, according to terms of the case, Uhlmann said.

LaFord is scheduled to appear in district court Sept. 27.

On June 7, the Craig Daily Press reported three digital cameras stolen at an estimated value of $8,500, according to court documents.

Police found those and other items in the woman's possession after an interview with the suspect, Craig Police Department Capt. Jerry DeLong said. Other items included a camera lens, a handheld police scanner, a camera case and a camera flash.

LaFord was an employee at the newspaper at the time of the reported thefts, according to the court records.

Amy Hamilton can be reached at 824-7031 or ahamilton@craigdailypress.com

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