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Fry charged with felony robbery in Helena

Posted at 4:41 PM, Apr 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-05 18:41:23-04

Jill Nicole Fry has been charged with trying to steal more than one thousand dollars of merchandise from the Shopko store in Helena.

Fry, 41 years old, was seen in Lewis & Clark County Justice Court on Thursday, charged with felony robbery.

Charging documents say that a loss prevention officer at Shopko saw Fry conceal $1,100 worth of merchandise in her purse and jacket on December 21, 2017.

When confronted by the employee in the store parking lot, Fry allegedly began yelling “Rape!” and tried to hit the staffer in the head with a large purse.

According to court documents, the employee held the purse while Fry tried to kick and shove him. She reportedly took her wallet from the purse and ran away.

Investigators learned that Fry was wanted in Butte for a series of thefts, as well as criminal violations in Missoula.

During the investigation, a Probation & Parole officer told investigators that Fry is a heroin user who recently relapsed.

Fry told Justice of the Peace Michael Swingley on Thursday that she also is the subject of a pick-up and hold order from the Montana Department of Corrections.

According to the Montana Department of Corrections, Fry has convictions for possession of dangerous drugs, issuing a bad check, theft, forgery, and tampering with evidence.

Bond for Fry was set at $10,000.

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