|$226,000 in restitution ordered in cases|
|Written by BILL RYAN Sentinel Staff Writer|
|Tuesday, 02 July 2013 10:02|
More than $206,000 in restitution has been ordered to be repaid in various cases for which the defendants have been recently sentenced in Wood County Common Pleas Court. Those so ordered include several cases where people pilfered money from fellow taxpayers represented by government agencies.
Among the offenders is Kimberly Hardison, 34, of Haskins, who has been ordered to pay $72,680, in restitution to the Wood County Department of Job and Family Services.
She was convicted of a fourth-degree felony theft and placed on five years of community control sanctions by Judge Alan Mayberry. According to the indictment, she unlawfully used the child daycare benefits/assistance or services between January 2004 and October 2010. The judge has reserved 18 months in prison for her should she fail to follow her sanctions.
Kristin McCann, 36, of Toledo, and formerly of Walbridge, was convicted of Medicaid eligibility fraud. She placed on five years of community control sanctions which includes the repayment of $28,592 in restitution within five years, and 200 hours of community service. Failure to complete would net 18 months in prison.
Christopher Brisbin, 41, of Toledo, was ordered to serve 180 days in jail, which was suspended, for Workers' Compensation fraud, and three years of community control sanctions for that offense and tampering with records. He is alleged to have fraudulently received benefits from Feb. 10 to Nov. 18, 2011. He was ordered by Judge Reeve Kelsey to provide 300 hours of community service and pay restitution in the amount of $24,124.
Stephen Casillas, 48, of Bowling Green, accepted a reduced charge and was found guilty of attempted Medicaid eligibility fraud and was ordered by Kelsey of one year of community control sanctions. He must repay $6,750 to Wood County Job and Family Services. Failure to comply nets 12 months in prison. The payment was received June 24.
Stacy Kendrick, 35, of Perrysburg, pleaded guilty to Medicaid eligibility fraud, attempted illegal use of supplemental nutrition or WIC program benefits. Kelsey placed the defendant on community control sanctions for one year.
Conditions include repaying restitution of $2,391 at a monthly rate of $200.
If she fails to complete all the terms of community control, the judge has reserved 12 months in prison for the Medicaid charge and 18 months on the attempted illegal use charge. The court also ordered 100 hours of community service be performed.
Others recently ordered to pay restitution include:
• Cemel Burnion, 40, of Toledo, for engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity as part of a group involved with a series of incidents at area stores. The defendant was placed on three years of community control sanctions including repayment of $27,583 jointly and severally with co-defendants. (Judge Robert Pollex)
• John E. Luce, 42, of Toledo, for engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity in a similar but unrelated series of incidents at area stores. He was ordered to 12 months in prison and to repay $14,362 jointly and severally with his co-defendants. (Mayberry)
• Emily Carpenter, 24, of Ottawa Lake, Mich., 30 days in jail suspended, six months of community control and $7.208 to the victims for unauthorized use of property. (Kelsey)
• Brandon Laurel, 28, of Toledo, three years of community control sanctions for two counts of forgery. Ordered to repay $6,800 and provide 100 hours of community service. (Pollex)
• Brent Mortemore, 32, of Grand Rapids, was ordered to 11 months in prison for passing bad checks. He was also ordered to repay $6,342 in restitution. (Kelsey)
• Patrick Johnson, 22, of Toledo, was placed on two years community control sanctions for passing bad checks. He must also perform 200 hours of community service, pay a $500 fine and repay $4,530. (Kelsey)
• Marcos Ortiz, 38, of Toledo, two years of community control sanctions for his theft conviction of merchandise from Rent-A-Center in Northwood. He was ordered to pay restitution of $1,854, with 12 months in prison reserved for his failure to comply. (Kelsey)
• Jane L. Shelton, 48, of Mayville, Mich., 11 months in prison for forgery, and ordered to repay $1,804. (Mayberry)
• Tyler Emiry, 20, of Waterford, Mich., six months in prison for failure to comply. Also ordered to pay $1,300 in restitution. (Mayberry)
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