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Sandpoint Woman Admits Stealing Numerous Firearms from Ponderay Business

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 19, 2012

COEUR D'ALENE – Jennifer Stephen Dunnagan, 23, of Sandpoint, Idaho, pleaded guilty yesterday in United States District Court in Coeur d'Alene to theft of firearms from a licensed dealer's inventory, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.

Dunnagan pleaded guilty to a single count information charging her and co-defendant Christopher Robin Garlin with burglarizing Pawn Now, a business located in Ponderay, Idaho, on December 27, 2011. At yesterday's guilty plea hearing, Dunnagan admitted to stealing 33 firearms from the business.

Dunnagan faces up to 10 years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to three years of supervised release. She is scheduled to be sentenced on October 26, 2012, before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill at the federal courthouse in Coeur d'Alene.

A jury trial for co-defendant Christopher Garlin, 18, of Clark Fork, Idaho, is set for October 22, 2012, in Coeur d'Alene.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Ponderay Police Department and the Bonner County Sheriff's Office.