A Frazee woman was convicted and sentenced recently in Becker County District Court on felony charges of issuing dishonored checks and possession of shoplifting gear, in connection with two separate incidents.
Tiffany Rae Bach-meier, 27, of 30397 U.S. Highway 10, No. 2, Frazee, was sentenced on the bad check charge to 13 months in prison, stayed on conditions including completion of 77 days in jail (already served) and up to five years of supervised probation. She must also pay $660 in court fines and fees, plus an undetermined amount of restitution.
Bachmeier was accused of passing $516 in bad checks at various Becker County businesses between Sept. 11-16, 2012, with all of the checks having been written on a closed account.
On the possession of shoplifting tools charge, she was sentenced to 15 months in prison, stayed on conditions including completion of 77 days in jail (concurrent) and up to four years of supervised probation. She must also pay $585 in court fines and fees, plus $61 restitution for damages.
A related misdemeanor charge of property theft was dismissed.
The charges were in relation to an Oct. 26, 2012 incident at Walmart in Detroit Lakes. Bachmeier was accused of stealing about a dozen items, then using a scissors (also stolen from the store) to remove antitheft devices from some of the items. The stolen items were valued at around $95.
In an unrelated incident, Bachmeier was also sentenced to 90 days in jail (with credit for 77 days served), fined $135 and ordered to serve up to two years of unsupervised probation on a misdemeanor property theft charge.
The charge stemmed from a Dec. 15, 2012 incident in which she reportedly took a coat from JCPenney’s without paying for it. The coat was valued at around $70.