Sheridan Woman Arraigned in District Court on Felony Theft Charge

An arraignment hearing for 58-year-old Laurie Gausvik was held Thursday in Fourth Judicial District Court in Sheridan. Gausvik pleaded “not guilty” to the charge of Felony Theft. District Court Judge John Fenn set the three day trial to begin on June 28 and scheduled a pretrial conference for May 20 at 9 am. Judge Fenn continued Gausvik’s bond under the same terms and conditions that were previously set in Circuit Court.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Gausvik, during the months of November and December last year, made unauthorized purchases with a debit card that was not hers.  The victim, in an interview with law enforcement, said he’d noticed that there were 12 unauthorized transactions on his debit card totaling over $5,800. The charge of Felony Theft is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.



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