by Valerie Verkamp
Landmark assistant editor
A 22-year old female accused of stealing a purse at Argosy Casino recently waived her right to appear before a judge to have the charges formally read aloud.
Megan Dawn Lisk of Kansas City, Kansas entered a plea of not guilty on Thursday, Dec. 18. The Platte County Prosecutor's Office charged Lisk with three separate class C felonies of stealing a credit card and class A misdemeanor of stealing a billfold.
The court determined Lisk was indigent and appointed Bill Pak, assistant public defender.
At this time she remains in the Platte County Detention Center on a $15,000 surety bond. Court documents allege Lisk stole a purse containing several credit cards and a cell phone from a female victim on July 26 at the Argosy Casino in Riverside.
Shortly thereafter, Lisk allegedly purchased goods using the stolen credit cards at JCPenney, Kohl's, and Sears. Authorities say surveillance video captured the crime in progress.
When Lisk was apprehended and taken into custody, authorities allegedly located the stolen wallet, its contents, and the victim's cell phone in her possession.
While being questioned by authorities, the defendant admitted she stole the purse and signed a written statement of the crime.
She waived her right to a formal arraignment to hear the charges filed against her and entered a plea of not guilty.
She is scheduled to appear before Platte Circuit Court Judge James Van Amburg at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 8.