- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 31, 2017

SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) - A Skowhegan woman will serve jail time for prying open a family member’s safe and stealing about $22,000 in cash last year.

The Morning Sentinel reports that 28-year-old Jaclyn Rutherford pleaded guilty last week to felony theft and criminal mischief. She was sentenced to serve six months in jail followed by three years of probation.

Court documents say Rutherford used a crowbar to pry open a safe at a family member’s home in November. Police found the damaged safe in a closet and found the crowbar in a bedroom where Rutherford slept.

Authorities say the money was kept in packets of $1,000 and $2,000 in Bangor Savings Bank envelopes. Rutherford was arrested on Nov. 23.

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