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ROBBERY RESOLVED: Man admits to stealing credit cards, other items from ’Busco home

February 18, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A man accused of stealing credit cards and other possessions pleaded guilty in Whitley County Circuit Court.
Cruz T. Johannsen, 22, of Fort Wayne, pleaded guilty to theft, a Class D felony.

As part of a plea agreement, other charges against Johannsen, which include burglary and two counts of fraud on a financial institution, were dismissed. Johannsen will be sentenced in court today. He is represented by Brad Baber.

Johannsen and Nicholas A. Coslet, 20, of Fort Wayne, were arrested in December. The victim lives in rural Churubusco. Case reports state he told investigators he arrived home from work Dec. 2 at 7 a.m. He fell asleep on his couch and awoke at 2 p.m. At that time, he noticed a number of items missing.

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