Logan woman suspected of stealing from homes and employer appears in court

LOGAN — A 30-year-old Logan woman suspected of multiple burglaries and thefts made her first formal appearance before a judge.

Karli J. Estrada appeared in 1st District Court Tuesday morning. She cried while standing beside her attorney, Greg Skordas. She has been in jail on $15,000 bail, since being arrested on March 8.

Later, Logan City Police Chief Gary Jensen said officers started investigating Estrada, after her employer began suspecting that she was stealing from the company.

“The business she was working at had some incentive gift cards and she was caught taking some of those inappropriately,” Jensen said.

As the investigation into Estrada continued, officers uncovered evidence that she was allegedly taking valuables from homes and then selling them.

“It appeared that she had been pawning things from homes that she had been helping clean, jewelry and those kind of things that we were able to identify, had been taken out of a burglary.”

State attorneys have charged Estrada with six counts of burglary and four counts of various thefts, all second-degree felonies, and a charge of misdemeanor theft. The crimes allegedly occurred from August 2017 to earlier this month.

During Tuesday’s court appearance, Skordas said he is working on a possible plea agreement with state attorneys. Details of the deal were not disclosed. He also explained that Estrada’s family is trying to get her into a treatment facility.

Judge Brian Cannell lowered Estrada’s bail to $5,000, after attorneys for both sides agreed that it would help the suspect receive treatment. He ordered her to appear again in court May 1.

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