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MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced that on October 31, 2013, in a hearing before Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge William Brash, Milwaukee resident Keith A.G. Smith pleaded guilty to five counts of theft. At sentencing, Smith faces a maximum penalty of three years and nine months imprisonment or a fine not to exceed $50,000, or both. Sentencing is scheduled for January 30, 2014.
According to the criminal complaint, Smith committed five thefts from person during which he approached female victims and stole their cell-phones from their hands. Smith did this from July 7, 2013, until his apprehension on July 20, 2013.
The charges are the result of an investigation by the City of Milwaukee Police Department. Chapter 950 victim/witness services are being provided by the Wisconsin Department Justice Office of Crime Victim Services. Assistant Attorney General Eric D. Défort is representing the State of Wisconsin as special prosecutor in this criminal prosecution.
A copy of the criminal complaint is available here.