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Croissant enters guilty plea

PRINCETON — A Spring Valley woman has entered an open plea of guilty in Bureau County Court to the Class 3 felony of theft.

Nicole M. Croissant, 27, entered her guilty plea on April 1 before Circuit Judge Cynthia Raccuglia. The judge ordered the probation department to conduct a pre-sentence investigation and set a sentencing hearing for 1 p.m. May 20.

Croissant was represented in court by Assistant Public Defender Jacob Frost. Prosecuting the case was State's Attorney Patrick Herrmann.

In July 2013, a Spring Valley couple reported there was some jewelry missing from their residence. Upon investigation by the Spring Valley Police Department, it was determined Croissant had pawned some of that jewelry at a local pawn shop. A warrant for her arrest was issued on July 29, 2013. Croissant was arrested on Aug. 9, 2013.

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