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Perham woman sentenced for felony theft

Anessa Marie Oldfield, 21, of Perham, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony theft.

According to court records, on Sept. 17, 2016, she and another woman were shopping at the Detroit Lakes Walmart and allegedly filled a new tote and backpack with items, then paid for the tote and backpack, but not the items inside them.

They left, and fled the scene when they were confronted by a loss prevention worker at the store. They were stopped and police found stolen goods in her Chevy Tahoe, and a rock of meth was found in her purse.

Oldfield appeared in court July 11 before District Judge Gretchen Thilmony, who stayed imposition of sentencing and placed her on supervised probation for five years.

She was ordered to serve 30 days in jail, with credit for 19 days served, and was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and $1,160 in court fees. She must also pay $226 in restitution to Walmart.

A gross misdemeanor charge of fifth-degree controlled substance crime was dropped in a plea agreement.

She was ordered to get a chemical dependency evaluation and follow the recommendations, complete treatment and cooperate with her mental health workers.