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Woman charged after threats at mosque reaches plea deal

FILE- In a May 4, 2017 file photo, Kari Moss appears in Kentwood District Court in Grand Rapids, Mich. Moss is accused of threatening to blow up a mosque, At-Tawheed Islamic Center, near Grand Rapids in January. On Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, Moss reached a plea agreement to resolve the case. The Grand Rapids Press reports that Moss pleaded no contest to making a false bomb threat, which carries a maximum sentence of four years in prison. She's jailed on $500,000 bond ahead of sentencing, which is scheduled for Dec. 12. (Cory Morse /The Grand Rapids Press via AP, File)
October 30, 2017 - 9:14 AM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - A woman accused of making threats outside a western Michigan mosque has reached a plea agreement to resolve the case.

The Grand Rapids Press reports that 34-year-old Kari Moss of Ada pleaded no contest Monday to making a false bomb threat, which carries a maximum sentence of four years in prison. She's jailed on $500,000 bond ahead of sentencing, which is scheduled for Dec. 12.

A stiffer charge of making a false threat of terrorism was dismissed under the deal.

Her mother says she's suffered from mental illness for many years.

Kentwood police say members of the At-Tawheed Islamic Center told investigators a woman was outside the mosque's locked doors on Jan. 2 demanding money when she made the threat.

No weapons were found. No services were being held.

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This story has been corrected to indicate that Moss' age is 34, not 33.

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Information from: The Grand Rapids Press, http://www.mlive.com/grand-rapids

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