Woman enters Alford plea to charge of theft by unlawful taking

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 A Buffalo woman entered an Alford plea to two counts of theft by unlawful taking under $500 on Dec. 17 in LaRue Circuit Court.

Kimberly A. Reuter (1966) was charged originally with two counts of theft by unlawful taking over $500 and one count of harassing communications after two men accused her of taking items from their homes, including computers, printers, bar stools, generator, digital recorders, sound system, cameras, game consoles and games, cookware and heaters. 

The men claim Reuter was working as a personal health care assistant when the acts allegedly took place between Feb. 15, 2010 and April 23, 2010.

One of the men claimed Reuter called him on the telephone in a threatening manner. The charge of harassing communications was dismissed.

In an Alford plea, the defendant maintains their innocence but agrees that a trial would likely result in a guilty verdict.

Reuter was sentenced to 90 days, conditionally discharged. She was ordered to have no contact with the victims and to have no theft–related offenses. She was fined $210.

The case will be reviewed in June.