Grain ‘n’ Grape clerk pleads guilty

An Escanaba woman faces a maximum of 2 years in prison after pleading guilty to two felony counts today in Delta County Circuit Court

22-year-old Annaelise Marie Ambrose pled guilty to “attempted larceny in a building” and “lying to a peace officer in a violent crime investigation.”

Ambrose was a clerk at the “Grain ‘n’ Grape” convenience store on U.S. 2 & 41 and M-35  between Escanaba and Gladstone. She reported a robbery at the store August 3rd of 2012.

Police say she was involved in the attempt to rob the store; complete with a call to police about a man in a ski masks who carried a pistol and demanded money.

A “conspiracy to commit larceny” charge was dismissed in the plea bargain.

Another perpetrator in the case, 20-year-old Abby Beth Johnson, was sentenced May 6th to 12 months in jail for “conspiracy to commit larceny” and 11 months for “larceny between $1,000 and $20,000.” She will serve those sentences concurrently with a credit of 88 days.

The final accomplice in the ordeal, 26-year-old Cory Michael Vanderlinden of Gladstone, will be sentenced July 2nd.