Another Burglary Charge for Woodbury Woman
Christine Celeste Burtman was recently linked to a burglary in Lake Elmo.
Christine Celeste Burtman has been charged with another burglary.
The latest felony charge stems from a September 2012 incident in Lake Elmo in which a homeowner told police he had an odd run in with Burtman at his home and later learned his mother-in-law's wedding ring was missing.
Burtman, 46, was arrested in Woodbury on Jan. 23 after a resident called police when Burtman allegedly tried to enter the house while the resident was home. She was later charged with two counts of attempted burglary, along with a burglary charge in connection with a Jan. 4 crime in Marine on St. Croix.
The Lake Elmo man contacted Washington County authorities after seeing a news report about Burtman, and identified her in a subsequent photo lineup, according to the criminal complaint.
The man told police his wife was away and he was doing yard work on Sept. 27, 2012, when he spotted a woman (later identified as Burtman, aka Sharon Kay Burtman) on his property, the complaint says.
When he confronted her, Burtman told the man she knew his wife and was working for Deluxe Printing. When he told her his wife never worked for the company, she got in her car and left.
He told officers his front door was locked but other doors were open, and his wife later found strange footprints on the carpet and noticed the ring was missing.
In an interview with police, Burtman admitted she was at the Ivywood trail home but never went inside, according to the complaint.
If convicted on the latest charge, she faces up to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.