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Woman placed on probation after string of shopliftings

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Janae Maxey | Bonneville County Jail

IDAHO FALLS — A woman who participated in stealing thousands of dollars in goods from Cabela’s stores was sentenced Monday.

In 2018, Bonneville County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Janae Maxey, 23, of Georgia and Dennison Stone, 45, of New York. Deputies said they found the pair with over $24,000 in goods stolen from Cabela’s stores in Utah and Idaho. Approximately $7,700 of the merchandise, ranging from binoculars to GPS units, were taken from the Ammon store.

District Judge Dane H. Watkins Jr. suspended an 18 month to a five-year prison sentence and order Maxey to spend three years on felony probation. Maxey will also have to pay $2,491 in fees and fines.

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Maxey pleaded guilty to two felony counts of grand theft in exchange for prosecutors to dismiss a felony count of burglary, misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance and false information given to a police officer.

Court documents show Maxey is facing extradition to face charges in another state.

Dennison Stone | Bonneville County Jail

In January, Stone, who had been initially charged under the alias of Robert Montgomery, was sent to prison. District Judge Dane H. Watkins ordered Stone to spent 18-months to five years in prison. He was also required to pay more than $2,000 in fees and fines.

Stone had pleaded guilty to felony burglary and felony grand theft. In exchange, prosecutors dismissed an additional charge of felony grand theft and a misdemeanor charge of possession of a controlled substance.

In March, after a motion by Stone and his attorneys, the sentence was changed to one-year of felony probation, and he was released.

Court documents show Stone is wanted for an alleged probation violation filed in June.

Since discovering the thefts, deputies report they have worked with law enforcement in other states to find where some of the stolen goods came from.

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