Sentencing delayed for York woman in case involving drugs and shoplifting

YORK – Wendy Klingenberger, 40, of York, was scheduled for sentencing this week in York County District Court in a case involving drugs and shoplifting, but the proceedings were delayed so she could be taken into custody long enough to complete her pre-sentence investigation.

Earlier this year, she and Chad Klingenberger, 45, of York were charged with seven counts associated with drug possession and shoplifting.

Each was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, both Class 4 felonies; and three counts of shoplifting, with a value of $0-$500, all Class 2 misdemeanors.

They were accused of stealing items from three different York businesses in the South Lincoln region of York.

The York Police Department was dispatched upon reports from one of the businesses that they had been shoplifting. According to court documents, multiple stolen items were found in their backpacks and her purse.

During a search of the purse, they also found crystal methamphetamine.

Court documents indicate Wendy Klingenberger refused to place her hands behind her back, at the time of arrest, and she struggled and fought against officers. She was additionally charged with resisting arrest, a Class 1 misdemeanor; obstructing a peace officer, a Class 1 misdemeanor.

The values of the items stolen from each of the three businesses were determined to be: $203.87, $260.99 and $260.99.

Later, she pleaded no contest to attempted possession of methamphetamine and resisting arrest, both Class 1 misdemeanors. All other charges were dismissed. The reduction in charges was due to a plea agreement.

She is now facing a possible maximum sentence of two years in jail.

Sentencing has been rescheduled for April 8.

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