Female Ore. prison inmate found dead in cell

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WILSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon prison officials say a 41-year-old female inmate serving time for theft has been found dead in her single-person cell at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville.

Corrections Department spokeswoman Jeanine Hohn says prison employees were unable to resuscitate Shelly Resnick after she was found Tuesday night. Oregon State Police and the county medical examiner are investigating.

The Oregonian says Resnick was convicted last year out of Multnomah County on one count of aggravated theft and one count of aggravated identity theft in a plea agreement. She had been accused of stealing more than $17,000 worth of checks while working as a courier. She entered prison Feb. 1 and her earliest release date was next Feb. 1.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com