2nd man pleads guilty to larcenies in U-M buildings
It appears as if the other half of the duo responsible for thefts on the University of Michigan campus will be spending more time behind bars after taking a plea deal Thursday.
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Todd Wilson, 42, pleaded guilty to two counts of larceny in a building Thursday in exchange for six other criminal charges being dismissed at sentencing. Wilson worked with Jason Russ, 41, to steal backpacks and purses from U-M buildings. According to police, the credit cards from those backpacks and purses were then used by Russ.
Wilson admitted to stealing purses in two U-M buildings in front of District Judge J. Cedric Simpson during a preliminary exam Thursday.
He will likely go back to prison after being sentenced — he’s currently on parole and has four prior convictions dating back to 1989. He’ll find out what his future holds at 1:30 p.m. June 11 when he’s back in court for sentencing in front of Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge Melinda Morris.
Russ pleaded guilty on April 30 to six counts of stealing a financial transaction device and two counts of possessing a stolen financial transaction device. The agreement reached with Morris means Russ will be sent back to prison for the conviction.
The two men were said to be big reasons why larcenies on campus spiked during the first few months of 2012, according to university officials.
Wilson will be spending his time until sentencing at the Washtenaw County Jail, where he's lodged on a $5,000 cash or surety bond.