LOCKPORT – Kristen L. Wallace, who was caught in a deceased neighbor’s house Nov. 30 stealing crackers and a bottle of laundry detergent, was admitted to the judicial diversion program of court-supervised drug treatment Thursday after pleading guilty to third-degree burglary.
“You should consider this as your last chance,” Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III told Wallace, 31, of Bristol Avenue, Lockport. If she fails in treatment, she faces up to seven years in prison.
Wallace said she was under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time of the burglary. “I intended to see what I could possibly take,” she said.
Assistant District Attorney Ryan K. Parisi said the resident of the home had just died, and her niece caught Wallace when she came to the home to find some clothes in which her aunt could be buried.