Superior woman faces seven felony charges after alleged burglaryA Superior woman accused of breaking into a rural home to steal jewelry, coins and checks to pay for her drug addiction has made an initial appearance in Douglas County Circuit Court.
By: Superior Telegram staff, Duluth News Tribune
A Superior woman accused of breaking into a rural home to steal jewelry, coins and checks to pay for her drug addiction has made an initial appearance in Douglas County Circuit Court.
Kayla Marie Frye, 21, faces seven felony charges, including two for burglary and five for passing a forged check. If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of six years on each forgery charge and up to 12½ years on each burglary charge.
According to the criminal complaint:
A homeowner on Lyman Lake Road reported two burglaries to her home in July. After the first, she noticed a jewelry bag had been tampered with and a pair of diamond earrings was missing. About five days later, she returned to her house to find her bedroom had been searched and more jewelry taken. She also discovered 10 blank checks had been taken from a box of personal checks.
A Superior woman contacted the Superior Police Department to report forged checks. She said her friend, Frye, had asked her to cash some checks since Frye had no valid ID. Though the first check for $150 went through, the account was frozen when Frye’s friend tried to cash a second check for $300. The friend was told the checks were stolen. She also reported that Frye had asked her to pawn jewelry items.
When questioned by Douglas County Sheriff Detective Jeff Bethards, Frye said she is friends with the daughter of the homeowner on Lyman Lake Road. They were supposed to meet to go job hunting, but her friend backed out at the last minute. Since she knew both the homeowner and her daughter were out of the house, Frye said she crawled through a bedroom window and stole the items. She told Bethards she needed the money because she has an addiction to Adderall, a medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy. The medicine, a stimulant, contains a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine.
Frye is free on a $2,000 signature bond. She is to have no contact with the victim or her residence and not use or possess any controlled substances. Her next court appearance is set for Wednesday.