Bigfork burglary suspect appears in court


KALISPELL, Mont. - The second of the two men accused of breaking into multiple Bigfork businesses and racking up thousands in credit card charges appeared in court in the Flathead Thursday.

18-year-old Shane Christensen of Kalispell pleaded not guilty to seven felony charges including deceptive practices and burglary.

Christensen and 18-year-old Severin Gislason allegedly broke into Bigfork Untied Rental and the Bigfork Senior Center among other area businesses March.

The two were caught after making several purchases online with a PayPal account and at Walmart in Missoula and Kalispell.

Christensen is set for a jury trial later this year on August 11.

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