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Mason City woman accused of stealing purse containing diamond ring sentenced to probation

MASON CITY — A Mason City woman has been sentenced to probation on a theft charge.

36-year-old Shalonda Ackerman had pleaded guilty to second-degree theft after being accused of stealing someone’s purse from Rookies in Clear Lake in August 2019. Inside the purse was a diamond ring worth nearly $3000.

Ackerman has been sentenced to up to five years of probation. She was also ordered to pay $3400 in restitution as well as a $750 civil penalty.

If Ackeman successfully completes the terms of her probation, the conviction will be removed from her record.

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