Woman gets 9 months for home invasion in $2 theft

Jan. 16, 2014 at 3:05 PM

HILLSDALE, Mich., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A Michigan woman was sentenced to nine months in jail for a home invasion that netted her about $2 in change.

Karlissa Lillian Hawkins, 20, of Montgomery, was sentenced Monday in Hillsdale County Circuit Court after pleading guilty to one count of attempted second-degree home invasion last month, the Hillsdale Daily News reported Thursday.

Judge Michael Smith also sentenced Hawkins to three years of probation and ordered her to pay nearly $900 in costs and fines and $845 in restitution.

Hawkins admitted breaking into an apartment with Autumn Kristeen Deck, 20, while the renter was not home.

Deck, who was sentenced to five years for the break-in, said she and Hawkins were trying to find money so Hawkins could pay off a debt. However, the women, who used a crowbar to get through the door to the apartment, found only $2 in change inside the residence.

Hawkins used the money for gas, the court heard.

She had faced up to five years in prison for the home invasion charge, but the guidelines of her plea deal stated she would face up to nine months.

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