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Teenager gets probation for stealing mother's money

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BURLINGTON (KWWL) -- A teenager who pleaded guilty to stealing thousands of dollars her mother had hidden under her mattress to help pay her mortgage has been sentenced to 3 years probation and must repay the money she took. 

Kayla Coupe was sentenced on Monday for 2nd degree theft in Burlington. She also was ordered to live in a halfway house for one year.  The 18-year-old was charged after her mother discovered 3 envelopes containing $5,000 each missing from under her mattress.  Coupe claimed she only took $3,400.

Online Anchor:  Bob Waters

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