Police are asking the public's help in finding a Forest Hill woman who was mistakenly released from prison in Jessup on Dec. 3.
Sierra Nicole Scipioni, 23, of the 900 block of Yvette Drive, was originally serving a sentence for burglary and theft and, most recently, violating probation on the theft conviction, according to a press release sent Thursday by the state Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.
Because of a paperwork error that failed to record her new sentence in the offender database, she was accidentally released from the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women in Jessup, according to the press release.
Scipioni began serving an 18-month sentence for first-degree burglary in June 2012 and, concurrently, a six-month sentence for a theft conviction of 10 years with all but six months suspended.
She was paroled in March 2013 after serving almost eight months on the first-degree burglary conviction but returned in October for violating probation, according to the release.
She was then released on Dec. 3, when that sentence expired.
On Nov. 20, she was sentenced by the Harford County Circuit Court to an additional two years for a violation of probation on the June 2012 theft conviction.
A warrant has been issued and police continue their search.
Anyone with information on Scipioni should contact local police.