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A 35-year-old woman facing felony theft charges after stealing more than $500 in CDs from Office Depot was a no-show in court Thursday.
Ericka Hansen, of Racine, is the other half of a couple seen on store surveillance stealing $503.82 worth of goods last June. Online court records do not indicate if a warrant has been issued for her arrest yet, but she is looking at a felony retail theft charge that carries a maximum sentence of up to 3-1/2 years in prison and/or up to $10,000 in fines.
Thomas Friso, 31, of Caledonia was charged last summer with the same crime after a relative on the police force recognized him on store surveillance video. He is also facing up to 3-1/2 years in prison and/or up to $10,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint, Friso and Hansen were at Office Depot, 2630 S. Green Bay Road, June 4 stealing 1,140 blank CDs and DVRs. Friso’s case is winding its way through the legal system, and he will next be in court Dec. 5 for a status conference.
This same couple in January 2016 were each charged with misdemeanor theft after stealing cell phones, shampoo and laundry detergent from the Dollar General store on Washington Avenue.
Friso and Hansen both plead no contest in May and were fined $400 plus court costs and ordered to surrender a DNA sample. They both jailed for eight days for a failure to pay and contempt of court.