Burglary plea brings probation for Monticello woman

Burglary plea brings probation for Monticello woman

URBANA — A Monticello woman who admitted she went in an Urbana store to see what she could steal has been sentenced to 18 months of probation.

Andrea K. Quinn, 28, who formerly lived in the 2400 block of North Neil Street, Champaign, pleaded guilty Friday to burglary before Judge Heidi Ladd.

She admitted that on June 16, she went in the Walmart store, 100 S. High Cross Road, U, intending to steal.

Assistant State's Attorney Matt Banach said Quinn and co-defendant Kyle Cox, 30, of Champaign, were stopped by an employee as they tried to leave the store with two carts filled with about $1,100 of miscellaneous merchandise. They were asked to produce receipts and acted as if they were going to the customer service area but then left the store.

When stopped by Urbana police in the parking lot, Cox complied with officers, according to Banach, but Quinn resisted arrest and bit Officer Sarah Links on the arm, breaking the skin.

According to Banach, Quinn told police that she and Cox were "down on their luck and decided to see what they could steal."

Other charges of retail theft and aggravated battery were dismissed in return for Quinn's plea. Cox's case is unresolved.

She was also ordered to not go in Walmart and take an online education course about shoplifting.

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