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Updated: February 23, 2013 11:04PM



VALPARAISO

Woman admits to robbing OE home

A Lake Station woman pleaded guilty on Friday to robbing the residents of an Opportunity Enterprises home for people with special needs.

Kimberly Gonzalez, 47, faces up to three years in prison at an April 12 sentencing for her plea to Class C felony burglary.

On June 25, Gonzalez called the house and said to leave the back doors unlocked so carpet cleaners could come in, then she came and stole $100 and three debit cards, which she used to take $420 from their accounts.

Police showed photos taken from the U.S. 6 Centier Bank ATM security video to the group home’s managers, and they identified Gonzalez as a former worker.

Gonzalez said she owed a friend money.

Woman must repay money she stole

A Valparaiso woman pleaded guilty Friday to her part in stealing $7,500 from her roommate’s older relative to pay $3,519 in vehicle repairs.

Nicole A. Suchocki, 24, will get a three-year sentence of time served and strict “day reporting” probation at an April 12 sentencing, and she will need to repay the money.

Her roommate, Tandra Stoner, 33, pleaded guilty to Class D felony theft on Oct. 19.

The two stole two checks from the woman, and Stoner told police she often would leave a garage door open when visiting the relative so Suchocki could come in and take $60-$80 from the woman’s purse for gas money.



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