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Wine thief thought wrong

Sandusky Register Staff • Apr 7, 2014 at 9:14 AM

An intoxicated woman apparently hadn’t had her fill of wine when she visited Kroger on Perkins Avenue on Friday.

Employees witnessed Sandra Corte, 63, of the 6000 block of Milan Road, placing pouches of Vendange wine in her purse at about 1:45 p.m., according to a Perkins police report.

Officers were summoned to the scene and discovered three of the pouches in her purse, one in her coat pocket and another behind a nearby garbage can, according to the report. The five pouches are valued at about $20 total.

While searching Corte’s purse, police found $200 in cash.

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Her rationale for stealing, according to the report: “I thought I could get away with it.” Her blood alcohol content was already .120 percent, according to the report.

In the report, police said they could smell alcohol while speaking with Corte and she was unsteady on her feet.

Police charged Corte with theft and disorderly conduct while intoxicated. They transported her to the Perkins Police Department, where they released her to her daughter.

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