Woman to be Sentenced for Her Role in Columbus Car Wash Burglary

COLUMBUS, Neb. – A Crete woman will soon be sentenced for her role in a string of burglaries involving a Columbus car wash.

25-year-old April Fulmer was convicted in October of aiding and abetting an attempted burglary, a plea deal that allowed her to avoid more serious charges.

She also was found guilty of misdemeanor theft.

Court records say that four burglaries took place from March of 2016 to August of 2016, with surveillance video capturing all four incidents from a Columbus car wash.

Money was taken in three of the attempts.

Court documents say, Dustin Fauth, who is currently in prison, was arrested in October of 2016 after authorities in Saline County noticed money and burglary equipment inside his SUV. Fauth admitted to the crimes and told the deputy that his accomplice was Fulmer.

Fulmer later admitted to being involved in two of the four incidents, according to records.

She will be sentenced on December 1st.

Her crime carries a possible max sentence of three years in jail.