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Thu August 9, 2012
Charges against alleged underwear thief amended
MARQUETTE, MI-- Police have amended charges against a Marquette County man accused of stealing women’s underwear and swimsuits from area camps.
Officials say two of the original misdemeanor charges of larceny between $200 and $1,000 against William Joseph Miller, 48, of Witch Lake now include notices of being a second or subsequent offense. That raises the charges to felony status, punishable by up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine for each count. The third count—breaking and entering a vehicle to steal property less than $200—remains a misdemeanor punishable by up to 93 days in jail and a $500 fine.
A preliminary exam is set for Tuesday in Marquette District Court. Miller remains lodged in the Marquette County Jail on a $15,000 cash bond.