Last updated: June 13. 2014 7:21AM - 4959 Views
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WILKES-BARRE — A woman arrested as part of a vice crackdown in the city last year has pleaded guilty to prostitution, forgery and disorderly conduct charges in Luzerne County Court.

Kimberly Waters, 37, admitted her crimes before county Judge David W. Lupas. Her address in court documents was variously listed as Wilkes-Barre and Nanticoke.

According to court documents:

• On June 6, 2013, police arrested Waters behind Crown Fried Chicken near Academy and South Main streets, after officers said they saw her enter and then flee a man’s vehicle after police approached. She admitted to one count of prostitution in that case.

• On July 15, police said they saw Waters loitering near South Main and Ross streets while they were conducting a prostitution sting. A state police officer in plain clothes said Waters approached his unmarked vehicle and offered him oral sex for $40, or “everything” for $80. Waters entered the vehicle, and was arrested a short time later by city police working with troopers. She admitted to one count of promoting prostitution in that case.

• A Sept. 18 arrest for retail theft at a Hazleton supermarket resulted in a guilty plea to disorderly conduct.

• In October, Waters was charged with stealing, forging and cashing seven personal checks. She pleaded guilty to one count of forgery and one count of theft in that case, and must pay $1,180 in restitution to the victim and $253 to state police.

Sentencing in all four cases is set for 9:30 a.m. Aug. 15.

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