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A Minneapolis woman may be adjusting her privacy settings after police used Facebook to locate her in a Woodbury theft case.

The woman, 25-year-old Samantha M. Petersen, was sentenced last month on a felony fraud conviction in Washington County District Court. Judge John Hoffman sentenced Petersen to 106 days in jail and five years on probation.


The conviction stemmed from a December 2010 case involving thefts from vehicles at the Woodbury Life Time Fitness Center.

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Michael Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. His coverage includes local crime, legislative activity and prep sports. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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