Woman set to enter plea in Cruisers' theft

A 34-year-old Carson City woman, accused of stealing nearly $10,000 while she was treasurer of the Valley Cruisers Car Club, is to appear March 3 in District Court to enter a plea.

Pamela Sue Mikulski, 34, waived her right to a preliminary hearing on Wednesday. She is charged with felony theft.

Club officials alleged that Mikulski took or misappropriated $9,762.76 from the organization during 2007 including $4,000 out of the proceeds from the Main Street Event which she failed to deposit.

According to the complaint, she is accused of altering bank statements, and using an ATM card without authorization.

During a court appearance Jan. 18, Mikulski told Judge Pro Tem Paul Gilbert she had a gambling problem, and had to provide for her two children.

She said she managed three sandwich shops in Minden, Gardnerville and Reno, and intended to repay the theft.

n Probation was revoked Tuesday for a 37-year-old Gardnerville man who admitted repeatedly dialing 911 when he wasn't satisfied with the first response. He also admitted using methamphetamine.

District Judge Dave Gamble ordered Daniel Ludy to serve a year in prison before he is eligible for parole.

"I was suicidal and I called two times. My meds were all screwed up," Ludy said.

Ludy said he suffered chest pains, but a hospital refused to treat him.

"I just wanted Ativan to calm me down," he said. "I called 911 again, and I got arrested."

Ludy said he was afraid to go to prison.

"I know I made some mistakes again. I am on good meds, I am stabilized. This is the best I've felt in a long time," he said. "I am terrified of prison. I think it will kill me."

Gamble said Ludy was impossible to supervise on probation.

"I don't want you to go to prison and die. There is a limit to what we can do to supervise you on the outside," Gamble said. "You can benefit from this if you will."

He gave Ludy credit for 111 days served.

"You'll be back out before long, and I hope you will still continue this recovery," Gamble said.

Ludy participated in a scheme to cash bogus Douglas County School District checks. He was sentenced to probation in September 2005, and ordered to pay $3,434.88 restitution.


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