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County woman sentenced to jail for identity theft

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Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

Melissa Remington sat in a Pierce County Courtroom Monday wondering what was in store for her future.

As part of an agreement, Remington pled guilty to four counts of theft, one felony bail jumping, two counts of forgery and one identity theft to obtain money stretched over five different case files.

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If her past was any indication, the future was looking bleak.

"The real issue in all this is the defendant's character," County Assistant District Attorney Greg Amann said. "She's 28-years-old and has been involved in criminal activity since she was 18.

"She started with drugs and alcohol since she was 13...Her problems are profound. She has to change her entire life."

Judge Robert Wing went along with the state's recommendation and ordered Remington to four years probation for all eight counts. One of the probation conditions for the identity theft included one year jail.

"With five separate files, I can't remember a case like this," Wing said.

For more please read the Aug. 5 print version of the Herald.

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