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Woman charged with felony theft
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A 69-year-old Platteville woman faces a felony theft charge for allegedly taking money from what authorities call “an individual at risk.”

Connie L. Hinkins pleaded not guilty to a charge of theft of movable property — special facts after she was bound over for trial May 16.

Hinkins’ trial is set for July 26, with a status conference scheduled for July 13. She is free on $1,000 signature bond, according to court records. She faces a maximum sentence of six years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted.

Hinkins is accused of taking $2,200, through checks written either to Hinkins or to cash, from a person “who was beginning to exhibit signs of dementia,” according to the criminal complaint, between 2014 and 2015.

The criminal complaint said Hinkins and the victim have known each other for 20 years.