Fairmont Wal-Mart Robbery Plea 04 Jan 14

A 61-year-old  Fairmont woman accused of robbing a shopper at the Fairmont Wal-Mart store in November has pleaded guilty to felony robbery. Freda Jahnke was also charged with misdemeanor theft in connection with the alleged incident. Fairmont Police say she confronted a shopper in the store and told the person to walk away, saying she had a gun. The victim walked away with her child, leaving her purse in a cart, and Jahnke then allegedly took the purse and left the store. Investigators later determined that no gun was used. A sentencing date has not been set at this time, and Jahnke remains in custody in the Martin County Jail.