MASON CITY – A Mason City woman already on probation for earlier thefts was caught again this summer and found guilty, leading to a probation violation and 3 months behind bars.
Mary Elizabeth Flores, age 50, was caught stealing in November of 2015 and later found guilty of third-degree theft. For that crime, she was put on probation for two years and given a suspended 365 day jail sentence.
Then, on June 6 of this year, Mason City police were called to the Walmart store, 4151 4th Street SW, at about 4:29 PM that day to investigate a theft. As a result, Flores was arrested on a charge of third-degree theft and trespass due to the fact she had been banned from the store. She pleaded guilty on September 13 and was given a suspended 2-year prison term, 2 years of probation and $1,146.75 in fines and court fees.
As a result of that guilty plea, Flores was found guilty of violating her probation from the November theft case and sentenced to 90 days in jail.
Flores was caught stealing in August of 2015 by MCPD and later was guilty of third-degree theft. She still owes $280.00 to Iowa courts in that case. She was arrested in 2014 by MCPD for stealing, as well.