Prisoner sentenced for car theft.

July 6, 2016
Jacqueline Mansilla with her attorney, Julie Springstead Waltz during a hearing last May.

Jacqueline Mansilla with her attorney, Julie Springstead Waltz during a hearing last May.

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By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

HART — A 33-year-old Shelby woman currently incarcerated in prison was sentenced Wednesday, July 6, in 27th Circuit Court to a concurrent prison term of 14 months to five years for car theft.

Jacqueline Grace Mansilla, also known as Jaqueline Grace Jewett, of 3059 S. Oceana Dr., was arrested March 28, by the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office for a felony of unlawful driving away of an automobile (UDAA) and fourth-offense habitual offender after stealing a 2008 Chevrolet Impala from the parking lot of the Companion Animal Clinic on South Oceana Drive in Shelby Township, March 8. Mansilla pleaded guilty to UDAA last May.

The car, valued at approximately $8,000, was recovered by Muskegon police in the 300 block of East Larch Street in Muskegon, March 14.

The keys were left in the car’s ignition, so a local repair shop could pick up the car at the vet clinic to put new tires on it. The vehicle’s owner noticed the car was stolen and contacted police.

In exchange for Mansilla’s plea to UDAA, the fourth-offense habitual offender designation was dismissed.

Mansilla testified in May that she stole the car from the animal clinic, where she lived behind.

According to the Offender Tracking Information System (OTIS), Mansilla is serving a 14-month to 10 year term at the Women’s Huron Valley Correctional Facility in Ypsilanti for a Muskegon County conviction of organized retail crime act violation. She was sentenced March 21, according to OTIS. She has previous convictions in Oceana County of forgery and firearms larceny, and uttering and publishing in Muskegon County.

She received credit for 111 days served in jail. She was also ordered to pay $200 restitution to the victim of the crime, and a restitution amount of $3,366 to the insurance company is in dispute.

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