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ATM thief sentenced to 23 months in prison [UPDATED]

Published 5:25am Monday, June 10, 2013 Updated 2:27pm Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A White Bear Lake woman who stole an ATM from a bank in Bluffton last November was sentenced to 23 months in prison.

Sammantha Jean Doerneman, 28, was sentenced in Otter Tail County District Court June 4 for felony theft. She pleaded guilty April 22.

According to the criminal complaint, an ATM was taken Nov. 12, 2012 from the lobby of the Bluffon branch of the Wadena State Bank. Video surveillance showed a man entering the bank at 1:29 a.m. when he wrapped a sleeping bag and strap around the ATM. At the same time, an SUV pulled up to the lobby and then pulled out the 800 to 1,000-pound ATM.

The value of the machine was about $6,000 and it contained $4,200, the report says. Pieces of the ATM were found that afternoon on County Hwy. 19 north of County Hwy. 76.

A search of court records for Doerneman indicate she was also sentenced to a stayed 21-month prison term, 10 years of supervised probation and 63 days in jail Nov. 14, 2012 in Dodge County District Court for felony second-degree burglary. Doerneman was sentenced to a concurrent prison term of 26 months March 13 in Anoka County District Court for felony second-degree burglary.

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