Accused Mansfield Serial Burglar Has Case Continued Again

Kristin L. Gardiner is scheduled to next appear in Rockville Superior Court in November.

After several appearances on the docket, the Mansfield woman accused of committing a series of burglaries in Mansfield had her case continued again Monday.

A Rockville Superior Court judge agreed to continue Kristin L. Gardiner's case until Nov. 20, according to a court official.

Gardiner, 44, is currently facing the following charges, according to court records:

  • Eight counts of third-degree burglary;
  • Two counts of sixth-degree larceny;
  • Three counts of credit card theft;
  • Two counts of third-degree criminal mischief;
  • Three counts of fourth-degree larceny;
  • Two counts of first-degree larceny;
  • First-degree criminal mischief; and
  • Third-degree larceny.

Gardiner has pled "not guilty" to all charges, according to court records.

mansfield_resident October 18, 2012 at 01:25 AM
any reason as to why the case keeps getting continued?
Elyssa M. Millspaugh October 18, 2012 at 06:19 PM
@mansfield_resident: Police said that continuances such as these are common in criminal cases. If there is a particular reason as to why, it hasn't been made public yet.
Karl Beckert October 19, 2012 at 02:42 PM
I have a pretty good idea - first, continuances benefit the lawyer financially. At a few hundred dollars per hour every court appearance adds to the lawyer's fees to a substantial degree. And the continuances gives the accused a chance to show they are making an effort to turn their life around. However, Ms. Gardiner already was afforded this last year when she went through over a dozen continuances for 3 felony charges for drug theft from a group home where she worked. It was plead down to a larceny charge, in large part due to the typical lawyer rhetoric of remorsefullness and intent on changing her life around. After the final verdict, Ms. Gardiner went on to rob eight houses and have 23 charges levied against her, 12 of which are felonies. If she were an inner city male with no money she would be quite likely in jail already doing significant time. However, she is a petite woman with considerable money who has the mind of a con artist. She can talk her way out of virtually anything. It is a testament to our pathetic judicial system that it is not about the seriousness of the crimes and all the people she has hurt, but more about how much money you have to pay a lawyer, who in turn does what he (or she) has to do to keep you out of jail - (whatever that may be!)
Willimantic Resident October 19, 2012 at 04:53 PM
Imagine if all the people who live in the homes she robbed showed up to her next court date on the 20th.
Mark Smith January 16, 2013 at 03:23 AM
Heres an idea, why doesnt everyone stop wasting their time on this website bashing Kristin and go find something more productive to do. And Karl Beckert, Shame on you for chiming in! You are her brother and you should be concerned about helping your family instead of writing rude comments like these! You took part in stealing from your step mother with her a few years ago..
Karl Beckert January 16, 2013 at 01:44 PM
Nice try - "Mark Smith" You don't even have the intelligence to come up with a more realistic sounding name. I guess it was better than John Doe. And Kristin and our sister Karleen have done nothing except destroy their family with lies. Like the one "Mark Smith" just feebly tried to perpetuate. What drugs will do to a person's mind!!
Ben Dover January 19, 2013 at 06:45 PM
Karl Beckert why don't you go out and drive drunk some more and put innocent people's lives at risk
Ben Dover January 19, 2013 at 06:47 PM
Your being a bit mellow dramatic dont you think? Destroy your life? As if someone has that sort of power over you? Let me guess your sisters are the reason your an alcoholic too? It's their fault you life is "destroyed". I suggest counseling for you
Karleen Donato January 21, 2013 at 07:06 PM
Karl. You need help. I have one suggestion. A.A. I will pray for you!
Karl Beckert January 22, 2013 at 02:11 PM
. Hi Karleen- every doctor in Willimantic has you banned from their practice because you a a drug addict. You look like you are 65 yrs old. You can lie to discredit me but I already had you arrested with a restraining order for your harrasment and will do it again- so keep up your lies. Virtually your entire family hates you - even your own father is disgusted by you and ordered you to leave his house and never return after you admitted to him (while being recorded) that you stole 4,000.00 from you recently deceased step-grandmother. You are know n the community as the "hag" and are in dire need of professional help. Anyone can look at me and see what I do physcially and know I am not on drugs or an alcoholic. However, simply a gaze into your face tells volumes of just how deeply you have sunk into the abyss of drug abuse. Stay away from our family and crawl into that hole where you belong.
Karleen Donato January 22, 2013 at 07:09 PM
Karl....you are known by the police as the Village Idiot....hmmmm.....wonder why.
Karleen Donato January 22, 2013 at 08:41 PM
Karl..your angry because your boyfriend wanted to be with "the hag" instead of you.Grow up...there our plenty of other men out there for you to date! Geez Whiz Karl....get a grip and stop these crazy lies before you wind up back in the hospital!


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