Woman pleads guilty to burglary at assisted-living complex

Woman pleads guilty to burglary at assisted-living complex

URBANA — A Rantoul woman who admitted stealing from a resident's room at an assisted living complex has been sentenced to probation and ordered to make restitution.

Shiquita Sutton, 29, who listed an address in the 1500 block of Hobson Drive, pleaded guilty Thursday before Champaign County Judge Harry Clem to burglary.

She admitted she entered a room at the Canterbury Ridge, 1706 Amber Lane, on Jan. 26, intending to steal.

Assistant State's Attorney Scott Larson said Sutton was an employee there at a time when a few residents had complained of cash missing from their rooms.

Urbana police set up a hidden camera and caught Sutton on tape stealing a planted $20 bill from a room.

She was sentenced to 30 months of probation, ordered to make a total of $740 in restitution to three residents, and have no contact with the complex.

A more serious charge of residential burglary, which would have required a prison sentence, was dismissed as part of Sutton's negotiated plea agreement.

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