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Second Bemidji man sentenced for thefts from cars

BEMIDJI -- The second of three people arrested for stealing from cars and retailers in Bemidji was convicted.

Lance David Week, 27, of Bemidji was sentenced in Beltrami County District Court Monday to three years in prison and five years probation. His prison time, however, has been stayed.

Week was found guilty on three counts of felony financial transaction card fraud. He was sentenced to two 12 month and one day sentences and one 13 month sentence in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud. His sentences are stayed for five years. Week was also sentenced to 112 days local confinement in the Beltrami County Jail. He was credited with 112 days time served.

Week has been placed on five years supervised probation and must pay a $2,250 in fines which may be done through community service. Week has been ordered to pay $367 in restitution. The maximum penalty for theft of property valued at more than $250 but less than $2,500 is five years in prison and a fine of $10,000.

Week’s criminal history includes underage liquor consumption, DWI, receiving stolen property and felony drug possession all in Beltrami County.

Week was arrested along with Paul Louis Kramer III, 25, and Nicole Kramer, 30, of Bemidji. Paul Kramer was sentenced March 31 for felony theft. Nicole Kramer is charged with six counts of felony theft. She is scheduled for sentencing May 5.

Crystal Dey
Crystal Dey covers crime, courts, tribal relations and social issues for The Bemidji Pioneer in Bemidji, Minnesota. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey has worked for the Echo Press in Alexandria, Minnesota, The Forum in Fargo, North Dakota, The Tampa Tribune in Tampa, Florida, the Hartford Courant in Hartford and West Hartford News in West Hartford, Connecticut. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.
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