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Due in court: McBride the wedding crasher

A woman who crashed weddings and looted the gift piles is in trouble again.

Pamula K. McBride, 46, was in a felony diversion program for stealing a cart full of groceries from Fred Meyer when police arrested her last August on theft charges in connection with a looted Spokane wedding reception.

But no one in the program has heard from her since she skipped an appointment Aug. 12 - one week after her wedding-crashing scheme screeched to a handcuffed halt.

Now Spokane County prosecutors want a judge to review her compliance with the program, which could lead to an arrest warrant. McBride is to appear before Judge Maryann Moreno Monday afternoon.

She was sentenced in February to serve 45 days in the Nez Perce County Jail after pleading guilty to grand theft in connection with a wedding last June.

Police tracked McBride through stolen gift cards after the Lewiston wedding party noticed missing gifts and the off-duty police officer told them he’d seen a high school classmate who seemed nervous when he asked what she was doing.

Past coverage:

Feb. 26: Wedding crasher now has jail date

Wedding crasher now has jail date

She showed up at weddings uninvited, mingled with guests and never left empty-handed.

But a Spokane woman’s wedding-crashing scheme unraveled last summer when an old high school classmate – and off-duty police officer – recognized her at a wedding where she wasn’t an invited guest. When the hosts discovered missing gifts, they realized they’d been looted.

Now Pamula W. McBride, 46, will serve 45 days in jail for stealing gift cards and personal checks from a wedding in Nez Perce County, Idaho, last June.

Police also suspect McBride stole similar items from the gift table at Scott DeGon’s wedding reception at Cataldo Hall on the Gonzaga University campus July 18, nearly one month after she stole from a wedding at the Lewiston Elks Lodge.

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