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Theft from bait car yields jail time

A Prince George woman was sentenced Monday to a further 60 days in jail for trying to make a theft from an RCMP bait car. Virginia Anne Denning, 36, was arrested on Oct.
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A Prince George woman was sentenced Monday to a further 60 days in jail for trying to make a theft from an RCMP bait car.

Virginia Anne Denning, 36, was arrested on Oct. 19 after members of the Prince George RCMP's downtown safety unit inside the vehicle, parked near 7th and Brunswick.

"Within seconds of entering the vehicle, the suspect had removed a number of bait items, including two rifle cases, and was going back for more when officers arrived," RCMP said at the time.

Denning, who has remained in custody ever since - a total of 51 days - was sentenced on a count of theft $5,000 or under.

She was also sentenced to 30, 15 and 12 days respectively for four other counts of theft $5,000 or under, to 45 days for possessing stolen property under and to 12 days for breaking and entering and committing an indictable offence from five other incidents.

She was also sentenced to 18 months probation on the counts.