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Woman gets jail for shoplifting

A Red Lake woman accused of taking more than $1,000 in merchandise from Walmart without paying for it on March 11 was sentenced recently in Becker County District Court on a felony property theft charge.

Marla Jo Fairbanks, whose address is listed as P.O. Box 1147, Red Lake, was given a stay of imposition on a possible prison sentence, on conditions including serving 30 days in jail and five years of supervised probation, as well as being fined $1,160 plus $475 restitution.

If she successfully completes probation, the felony charge will be reduced to a misdemeanor conviction on her record.

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