Brookings woman get two years for theft from deaf man
LAKE ANDES—A Brookings woman was sentenced Monday to about two years in prison for stealing from a deaf man in Charles Mix County in May.
Arlene Saice, 29, was convicted of first-degree burglary, a Class 2 felony, and was sentenced to eight years in prison with six years suspended and credit for 96 days served. Her remaining charges, which included grand theft, identity theft and prostitution, were dismissed.
On May 31, the deaf man reportedly told a Wagner police officer in writing that Saice had stolen numerous items, including his cell phone, his Social Security card, his debit card, cash and a gun, from his house.
According to court documents, police found that $560.07 had been spent using the debit card at multiple businesses in Lake Andes, Wagner and Pickstown. The card was declined for two attempted purchases.
The day after the man reported the theft, Saice was found driving in Wagner and was arrested. She reportedly told police that she had used the debit card and that she had engaged in prostitution four times in a two-week period.
Saice pleaded guilty to first-degree burglary on Nov. 14. Her sentence will run concurrently with the approximately three-year sentence she was given in a Brookings County drug case in August.