By JAMES MITCHELL
Sunday Times Newspapers
LINCOLN PARK – A 22-year-old woman received probation and treatment rather than prison time for her part in a July robbery.
Brandi Whiting was sentenced Thursday to two years of probation by Wayne County Circuit Court Judge David Groner; in-patient drug and alcohol treatment with the Salvation Army was ordered as a special exemption. Successful completion of the program is a probationary requirement.
Whiting was arrested on July 14 near the Lincoln Park Credit Union, 1440 Emmons, along with Christopher Kaszubowski, 22, who remains in custody facing an October trial for armed robbery charges. In June, Kaszubowski allegedly robbed the Fashion Bug store not far from the Credit Union where he was seen loitering on July 14. A Fashion Bug employee made a tentative identification of Kaszubowski at the scene.
Whiting was sentenced as guilty of unarmed robbery; she was driving what prosecutors said was a likely getaway vehicle and was stopped by police near the Credit Union.
Upon completion of the treatment program, Whiting is to remain employed for a minimum of 30 hours a week and comply with any further programs ordered by the court.