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TWC administers unemployment benefits to workers who become unemployed through no fault of their own and are actively seeking work. Prevention, detection and elimination of fraud, waste and abuse of the unemployment insurance program are top priorities, ensuring that funds are available exclusively to those who meet the eligibility requirements. We regularly cross match benefit claims with employer wage reports and other databases to detect possible fraud. When fraud is detected, we work with local and federal agencies and district attorney offices to prosecute those who try to cheat the system.

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2017

State Prosecutions

Bell County

  • On 8/14/17, Christopher Farek, 54, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 426th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Farek was ordered to make $7,245 restitution, to pay a $1,000 fine and $251 court costs, and to perform 280 hours community service. 

Bexar County

  • On 9/14/17, Frank W. Civiletto, 39, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 399th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Securing Execution of Document by Deception.  Civiletto was ordered to make $2,873 restitution, to pay a $1,500 fine and $388 court costs, and to perform 200 hours community service.
  • On 10/26/17, Nichole S. Turner, 42, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 175th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Turner was ordered to make $5,227 restitution, to pay a $1,500 fine and $319 court costs, and to perform 120 hours community service.
  • On 11/03/17, Luis M. Salazar, Jr., 38, pleaded nolo contendere in the 290th District Court to the charge of Third Degree Felony Theft.  The Court placed Salazar on a 10-year deferred adjudication probation, and, among other conditions of probation, ordered that he make $66,638 restitution.

Brazoria County

  • On 2/3/17, Julian Garcia III, 36, received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from the 300th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Garcia was ordered to make $4,235 restitution, to pay a $500 fine and $338 court costs, and to perform 180 hours community service.
  • On 2/28/17, John P. Falsone, 47, made $1,000 restitution before sentencing and received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from the 239th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Falsone was ordered to make an additional $3,980 restitution, to pay a $500 fine and $308 court costs, and to perform 160 hours community service.

Brazos County

  • On 4/7/17, Martha A. Hernandez, 44, made full $2,624 restitution before sentencing and received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 85th District Court on the charge of Class B misdemeanor Theft.  Hernandez was ordered to pay a $500 fine and $314 court costs, and to perform 50 hours community service. 

Cooke County

  • On 9/6/17, Allen A. Bruce, 51, received 4 years deferred adjudication probation from the 235th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Bruce was ordered to make $2,682 restitution, to pay a $250 fine and $270 court costs, and to perform 120 hours community service.

Dallas County

  • On 2/3/17, Christopher Beltran, 32, received 4 years deferred adjudication probation from Criminal District Court No. 4 on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Beltran was ordered to make $2,845 restitution, to a pay a $2,000 fine and $249 court costs, and to perform 120 hours community service.
  • On 2/27/17, Rufus C. Banks, 38, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 265th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Banks was ordered to make $6,356 restitution, and to pay a $1,500 fine and $249 court costs.
  • On 3/8/17, Chris R. Gilbreath, 33, made $4,840 restitution before sentencing and received 1 year deferred adjudication probation from the 195th District Court on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Theft.  Gilbreath was ordered to pay a $500 fine and $224 court costs, and to perform 80 hours community service. 
  • On 3/23/17, Karmen B. Pettit, 50, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 5th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Pettit was ordered to make $3,442 restitution, to perform 120 hours community service, and to pay $249 court costs.
  • On 6/21/17, Brandon J. Brown, 31, made $5,000 restitution before sentencing and received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from Criminal District Court No. 3 on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Brown was ordered to make an additional $6,195 restitution, to pay a $2,000 fine and $249 court costs, and to donate $200 to IMA Greater Dallas Food Bank in lieu of community service.
  • On 7/10/17, Lashawn Grigsby, 48, received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from Criminal District Court No. 6 on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Grigsby was ordered to make $6,225 restitution, to pay $224 court costs, and to donate $200 to the St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry in lieu of community service.
  • On 7/26/17, Lupe Sarinana, 61, made full $8,580 restitution before sentencing and received 14 months deferred adjudication probation from the 194th District Court on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Securing Execution of Document by Deception.  Sarinana was ordered to perform 80 hours community service, to successfully complete an Anti-Theft Program, to pay $207 court costs, and to file no future claims for Unemployment benefits while on probation.
  • On 9/22/17, Linda R. Grayson, 45, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from Criminal District Court No. 1 on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Grayson was ordered to make $7,074 restitution, to pay a $2,000 fine and $249 court costs, and to perform 120 hours community service. 
  • On 10/12/17, Keith Coleman, 53, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 291st District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Coleman was ordered to make $2,514 restitution, to perform 80 hours community service, and to pay $267 court costs. 

Galveston County

  • On 3/20/17, Torian Nixon, 30, received 1 year deferred adjudication probation from the 10th District Court on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Criminal Mischief.  Nixon was ordered to make $7,718 restitution, to perform 80 hours community service, and to pay $313 court costs.
  • On 12/11/17, Phyllis A. Moore, 62, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 122nd District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Moore was ordered to make $7,352 restitution and to perform 120 hours community service.

Harris County

  • On 2/28/17, Terrence J. Rodgers, 30, made $3,000 restitution before sentencing and received 8 years deferred adjudication probation from the 337th District Court on the charge of Third Degree Felony Theft.   Rodgers was ordered to make an additional $24,478 restitution, to pay a $500 fine, and to perform 120 hours community service.  
  • On 2/9/17, Frederick A. Revels, 50, made $2,000 restitution before sentencing and received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 208 District Court on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Theft.  Revels was ordered to make an additional $3,028 restitution and to perform 120 hours community service.
  • On 3/10/17, Sheilah Dillon, 54, made $3,662 restitution before sentencing and received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 337th District Court on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Theft.  Dillon was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.
  • On 3/23/17, Felicia R. Butler, 44, made $18,679 restitution before sentencing and received 1 year deferred adjudication probation from the 182nd District Court on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Theft.  Butler was ordered to pay a $500 fine and to perform 80 hours community service.
  • On 5/17/17, Henry L. Davidson Jr., 43, made $5,356 restitution before sentencing and received 1 year deferred adjudication probation from the 351st District Court on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Theft.  Davidson was ordered to pay a $500 fine and to perform 120 hours community service. 
  • On 6/6/17, Dana O. Tate, 53, made full $3,342 restitution before sentencing and received 1 year deferred adjudication probation from the 337th District Court on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Theft.  Tate was ordered to pay a $500 fine and to perform 60 hours community service. 
  • On 6/19/17, Maichia J. Stumps, 45, made full $4,994 restitution before sentencing and received 1 year deferred adjudication probation from the 185th District Court on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Theft.  Stumps was ordered to pay a $250 fine and to perform 60 hours community service. 
  • On 6/29/17, Raymond James, 54, made $1,300 restitution before sentencing and received 4 years deferred adjudication probation from the 263rd District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  James was ordered to make an additional $12,419 restitution, to pay a $500 fine, and to perform 120 hours community service.
  • On 8/21/17, Ruben Enriquez, 27, made $693.60 restitution before sentencing and received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 338th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Enriquez was ordered to make an additional $6,242.40 restitution, to pay a $500 fine, and to perform 100 hours community service.
  • On 10/9/17, Sacajawea Johnson, 38, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 177th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Johnson was ordered to make $8,786 restitution, to pay a $500 fine, and to perform 120 hours community service.
  • On 10/30/17, Joaquin G. Castillo, 35, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 180th District Court on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Theft.  Castillo was ordered to pay a $500 fine and to perform 120 hours community service.
  • On 11/13/17, Terah White, 31, received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from the 339th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  White was ordered to make $7,858 restitution, to pay a $250 fine, and to perform 120 hours community service.
  • On 11/28/17, Willie L. Primes, 29, received 4 years deferred adjudication probation from the 177th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Primes was ordered to make $13,995 restitution, to pay a $500 fine, and to perform 100 hours community service. 
  • On 12/05/17, Walter E. Norman, 26, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 184th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Norman was ordered to make $10,230 restitution, to pay a $500 fine, and to perform 40 hours community service.  Additionally, Norman was disqualified from receiving Unemployment Insurance benefits during the period of probation.

Jefferson County

  • On 1/25/17, Toliver D. Lewis, 33, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the Jefferson County Criminal District Court of on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Theft.  Lewis agreed to make $9,691 restitution, to pay a $500 fine, and to perform 200 hours community service.
  • On 10/30/17, Shevera Bass, 36, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the Jefferson County Criminal District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Bass was ordered to make $2,281 restitution and to pay a $500 fine.
  • On 12/11/17, Zachary Viltz, 34, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 252nd District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Viltz was ordered to make $6,929 restitution, to perform 200 hours community service, and to pay $329 court costs.

Limestone County

  • On 1/6/17, Lorraine B. Smith, 46, made $6,614 restitution before sentencing and received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from the 77th District Court.  Smith was ordered to serve 6 days in county jail, and to pay a $750 fine and $328 court costs. 

Montgomery County

  • On 5/18/17, Christopher K. Whitten, 31, received 1 year deferred adjudication probation from the 435th District Court on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Securing Execution of Document By Deception.  Whitten was ordered to make $4,086 restitution, to perform 80 hours community service, and to pay $302 court costs. 

Parker County

  • On 7/7/17, Jeremiah J. Aydelotte, 32, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 415th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Aydelotte was ordered to make $5,481 restitution, to pay a $500 fine and $314 court costs, and to perform 160 hours community service. 
  • On 9/12/17, Steven R. Denney, 33, received 4 years deferred adjudication probation from the 415th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Denney was ordered to make $3,992 restitution, to perform 100 hours community service, and to pay $314 court costs. 

Rusk County

  • On 05/04/17, Kenneth L. Hughes, 27, made $3,000 restitution before sentencing and received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 4th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Hughes was ordered to pay $353 court costs.

Travis County

  • On 1/19/17, Sharon D. Maxie, 44, received 12 months deferred adjudication probation from the 403rd District Court on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Theft and was ordered to make $5,367 restitution. 
  • On 4/7/17, Trina M. Jennings, 37, made $3,000 restitution before sentencing and was sentenced to 6 months incarceration in the Travis County Jail.  

Victoria County

  • On 3/22/17, Arturo Rodriguez, Jr., 40, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 377th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Rodriguez was ordered to make $18,541 restitution, and to pay a $2,500 fine and $328 court costs. 

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2016

State Prosecutions

Bell County

  • On 3/1/16, Barbara M. Jones, 53, made $6,200 restitution before sentencing and received 1 year deferred adjudication probation from the 264th District Court on the charge of Class A Misdemeanor Theft.

Bexar County

  • On 11/18/16, Tommie J. White, 46, received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from the 144th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft. White was ordered to make $7,218 restitution and to pay $319 court costs.
  • On 7/25/16, James J. Rosas, 48, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 226th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft. Rosas was ordered to make $2,647 restitution, and to pay a $500 fine and $319 court costs.
  • On 7/15/16, Alfred Hernandez was sentenced by the 290th District Court to 2 years deferred adjudication probation on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft. Hernandez was ordered to make $3,636 restitution.
  • On 4/1/16, Jessie Jones, 50, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 175th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Securing Execution of Document by Deception. Jones was ordered to make $16,724 restitution and to perform 320 hours community service.
  • On 1/26/16, the probation of Juan M. Martinez was revoked and he was sentenced to 1 year incarceration in State Jail. By way of memory, on 4/3/09, Martinez received 4 years deferred adjudication probation from the 379th District Court on the charge of state jail felony Securing Execution of Document by Deception and was ordered to make $4,626 restitution, and to pay a $1,500 fine and $293 court costs.

Brazoria County

  • On 11/3/16, a jury found James A. Dickson, 51, guilty of state jail felony theft. Dickson was sentenced to 2 years in State Jail, probated for 5 years, and was ordered to make $3,324 restitution, and to pay a $1,000 fine, attorney fees, and court costs.
  • On 9/21/16, Kameron T. Craddock, 37, made $1,000 restitution before sentencing, and received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from the 412th District Court. Craddock was ordered to make an additional $3,040 restitution, to pay a $500 fine and $438 court costs, and to perform 160 hours Community Service.

Caldwell County

  • On 3/7/16, Ysidro Torres III, 44, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the Caldwell County Court At Law on the charge Class A misdemeanor Fraudulently Obtaining Benefits or Other Payment pursuant to TEX. LAB. CODE ANN. § 214.001. Torres was ordered to make $7,108 restitution, to pay a $500 fine, and to perform 80 hours community service.

Cooke County

  • On 10/14/16, Paul R. Franklin, 61, made full $6,356 restitution owed before sentencing, and then pleaded guilty to State Jail Felony Theft before the 235th District Court.  The Court found Franklin guilty and, per TEX. PEN. CODE sec. 12.44 (Reduction of State Jail Felony Punishment to Misdemeanor Punishment) sentenced him to 10 days incarceration in the Cooke County Jail. 

Dallas County

  • On 12/8/16, Miaya E. Brewster, 47, received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from the 363rd District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft. Brewster was ordered to make $7,047 restitution, to pay $224 court costs and a $50 Crime Stopper fee, and to perform 120 hours community service.
  • On 11/18/16, Miriam Gale, 46, made $4,626 restitution before sentencing and received 1 year deferred adjudication probation from the 292nd District Court on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Theft. Gale was ordered to pay a $1,500 fine and $267 court costs.
  • On 11/4/16, John W. Sowels, 53, received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from the 204th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft. Sowels was ordered to make $2,757 restitution, to pay a $1,500 fine and $249 court costs, and to perform 120 hours community service.
  • On 9/21/16, Yolanda Y. Wallace, 38, made $3,026 restitution before sentencing and received 6 months deferred adjudication probation from Criminal District Court No. 5 on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Securing Execution of Document by Deception.
  • On 9/7/16, Jermaine L. Thomas, 28, received 10 years deferred adjudication probation from the 265th District Court on the charge of 3rd Degree Felony Theft. Thomas was ordered to make $24,285 restitution, to pay a $2,000 fine and $249 court costs, and to perform 160 hours community service.
  • On 8/25/16, Julian P. Mauricio, 43, received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from the 203rd District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft. Mauricio was ordered to pay a $1,500 fine and $224 court costs.
  • On 7/26/16, Nikkia Woods received 6 years deferred adjudication probation from the 291st District Court on the charge of Third Degree Felony Theft. Woods was ordered to make $24,536 restitution, to pay a $1,000 fine and $224 court costs, and to perform 160 hours community service.
  • On 6/7/16, Clarence E. Bowman Jr., 44, received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from the 291st District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft. Bowman was ordered to make $6,381 restitution, to pay a $2,000 fine and $249 court costs, and to perform 120 hours community service.
  • On 5/16/16, Anna G. Gipson, 49, received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from Criminal District Court No. 5 on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft. Gipson was ordered to make $2,737 restitution, to perform 50 hours community service, and to pay $249 court costs.
  • On 5/5/16, Veronica N. Sustaita, 27, received 1 year deferred adjudication probation from the 292nd District Court on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Theft. Sustaita was ordered to make $9,372 restitution, to pay a $500 fine, and to perform 80 hours community service.
  • On 3/1/16, Felecia R. Bowman, 53, made $5,599 restitution before sentencing and received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from Criminal District Court No. 4 on the charge of Class A Misdemeanor Securing Execution of Document By Deception. Bowman was ordered to perform 80 hours community service, and to pay a $500 fine and $249 court costs.
  • On 2/22/16, Jeffrey G. Davis, 47, pleaded guilty to Class A Misdemeanor Theft and was sentenced by the 283rd District Court to 1 year incarceration in the Dallas County Jail. Davis made $2,480 restitution before sentencing, and was ordered to make $644 restitution and to pay a $750 fine and $267 court costs.

Grayson County

  • On 5/27/16, Cheri D. Anderson made $6,974 restitution before sentencing and was sentenced by the 15th District Court to 3 years deferred adjudication probation on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft. Anderson was ordered to perform 120 hours community service and to pay $226 court costs.
  • On 3/10/16, Joshua P. Kerr, 44, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 59th District Court on the charge of Class A Misdemeanor Theft. Kerr was ordered to make $6,090 restitution and to perform 80 hours community service.

Harris County

  • On 12/2/16, Jaime Silva, 44, made $5,090 before sentencing and received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 184th District Court on the charge of Class A Misdemeanor Theft. Silva was ordered to pay a $250 fine and to perform 24 hours community service.
  • On 10/14/16, a Harris County District Court in Cause No. 1383079 ordered that Karla Dixon, 39, make $4,385 restitution owed for Theft of Unemployment Insurance benefits while on probation for a separate criminal offense, and it dismissed the Theft of Unemployment Insurance benefits case against her.
  • On 9/19/16, Patrick Bourgeois, 50, made $3,632 restitution before sentencing and received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 182nd District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft. Bourgeois and was ordered to pay a $500 fine and to perform 120 hours community service.
  • On 9/14/16, Marissa Aguirre, 36, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 183rd District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft. Aguirre was ordered to make $10,000 restitution and to perform 120 hours community service.
  • On 8/10/16, Williams J. Aguiluz, 39, made $2,270 restitution before sentencing and received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 263rd District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft. Aguiluz was ordered to pay a $750 fine and to perform 120 hours community service.
  • On 6/23/16, Anthony J. Ahmed received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from the 180th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft. Ahmed was ordered to make $6,090 restitution, to pay a $1,000 fine, and to perform 120 hours community service.
  • On 5/26/16, Terrance J. Moore made $9,216 restitution before sentencing and was then sentenced by the 184th District Court to 2 years deferred adjudication probation on the charge of Class A Misdemeanor Theft. Moore was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and to perform 30 hours community service.
  • On 5/12/16, Jade D. Harris, 30, received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from the 337th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft. Harris was ordered to make $6,370 restitution ($1,500 of this was paid before sentencing) and to perform 50 hours community service.
  • On 3/17/16, Antoinette E. McKnight’s deferred adjudication probation was revoked by the 185th District Court, and she was found guilty and sentenced to 180 days incarceration in state jail and payment of a $300 fine. On 3/23/16, the court issued an Order Suspending Execution of Sentence and Granting Probation and McKnight was then placed on 2 years regular probation and ordered to pay a $300 fine. By way of memory, on 1/11/11, McKnight, 35, received 3 years deferred adjudication probation on the charge of state jail felony Theft and was ordered to make $1,296 restitution, to pay a $300 fine, and to perform 120 hours community service.
  • On 2/19/16, Matthew Battles, 46, made $8,026 before sentencing and received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 230th District Court on the charge of state jail felony Theft. Battles was ordered to perform 80 hours community service.

Jefferson County

  • On 12/19/16, Robert L. Elmore, 28, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the Criminal District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft. Elmore was ordered to make $3,170 restitution, to pay a $500 fine and $341 court costs, to pay $100 for a Theft Class, and to perform 400 hours community service.
  • On 4/4/16, William M. Bass, Jr., 36, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 252nd District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft. Bass was ordered to make $8,506 restitution, to pay a $500 fine, to perform 200 hours community service, and to complete a Theft Prevention Class.

Kaufman County

  • On 2/17/16, Latrece Lewis, 45, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 86th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft. Lewis was ordered to make $2,519 restitution, to pay a $500 fine and $333 court costs, to perform 80 hours community service, and to take Life Skills and Anti-Theft courses.

Lamar County

  • On 4/18/16, Denetria Y. Harmon was convicted by the 6th District Court of State Jail Felony Theft and sentenced to 5 years regular probation. Harmon was ordered to make $10,070 restitution, to perform 250 hours community service, and to pay $343 court costs.

Midland County

  • On 3/3/16, William Schonfelder, 55, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 441st District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft. Schonfelder was ordered to perform 200 hours community service.

Refugio County

  • On 09/21/16, Adrian Varela, 48, was convicted by the Refugio County Court of Class A misdemeanor Fraudulently Obtaining Benefits or Other Payment pursuant to TEX. LAB. CODE ANN. sec. 214.001 and sentenced to 1 year regular probation. Varela was ordered to make $1,354 restitution, to pay a $1,200 fine and court costs, and to perform 80 hours community service.

Robertson County

  • On 6/13/16, Antonio D. Townsend was sentenced by the 82nd District Court to 2 years deferred adjudication probation on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft. Townsend was ordered to make $2,500 restitution, and to pay $1,500 court appointed attorney fees and $283 court costs.

Travis County

  • On 9/30/16, Janice Y. Hill, 56, received 4 years deferred adjudication probation from the 167th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft. Hill was ordered to make $7,548 restitution and to pay $363 court costs.
  • On 8/25/16, Russell W. Hale, 38, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 167th District Court on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Theft. Hale was ordered to make $6,406 restitution and to perform 50 hours community service.
  • On 4/8/16, Christine Johnson, 50, received 18 months deferred adjudication probation from the 450th District Court on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Theft. Johnson was ordered to make $1,531 restitution.
  • On 2/26/16, Bobby J. Jones, 48, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 147th District Court on the charge of Class A Misdemeanor Attempt to Commit Theft. Jones made $10,700 restitution before sentencing and was ordered to make $5,814 remainder restitution (total restitution = $16,514) and to perform 120 hours community service.

Wichita County

  • On 8/19/16, Sheila M. Howells, 66, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 78th District Court on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Fraudulently Obtaining Benefits or Other Payment pursuant to TEX. LAB. CODE ANN. § 214.001. Howells was ordered to make $7,640 restitution, to perform 80 hours community service, and to pay $305 court costs and a $50 crime stoppers fee.

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2015

State Prosecutions

Bell County

  • On 12/7/15, Lisa B. Hart, 54, received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from the 186th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Hart was ordered to make restitution as to be determined, to pay a $1,000 fine and $304 court costs, and to perform 120 hours community service.
  • On 5/4/15, Joyce F. Hawkins, 55, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 27th District Court on the charge of state jail felony Securing Execution of Document by Deception. Hawkins was ordered to make $7,133 restitution, to perform 200 hours community service and to pay court costs of $251.

Bexar County

  • On 12/7/15, Lisa B. Hart, 54, received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from the 186th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Hart was ordered to make restitution as to be determined, to pay a $1,000 fine and $304 court costs, and to perform 120 hours community service.

Brazoria County

  • On 3/9/15, Kimberly H. Griffin, 39, received 4 years deferred adjudication probation from the 300th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Aggregate Theft and was ordered to make $5,721 restitution, and to pay a $500 fine, $285 attorney fees, and $224 court costs.
  • On 3/6/15, Allen L. Turner, 39, was convicted by the 300th District Court of State Jail Felony Aggregate Theft and sentenced to 10 months confinement in state jail.  Additionally, Turner was ordered to pay $224 court costs.

Dallas County

  • On 12/11/15, Carla Tome, 33, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 282nd District Court on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Theft.  Tome made $2,000 restitution before sentencing and was ordered to make $6,034 additional restitution, to pay a $1,000 fine, and to perform 80 hours community service.
  • On 11/19/15, Charles Getate, 62, made full restitution owed of $5,000 and received 1 year deferred adjudication probation from Criminal District Court No. 7 on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Theft. Getate was ordered to pay a $500 fine and $267 court costs.
  • On 10/23/15, Stephanie R. Wilson, 32, received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from the 282nd District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Wilson was ordered to make $3,512 restitution and to pay $299 court costs.
  • On 9/22/15, Tracy Mitchell, 42, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from Criminal District Court No. 2 on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Theft. Mitchell made full restitution of $7,732 before sentencing and was ordered to pay a $1,500 fine and $267 court costs, and to perform 80 hours community service.
  • On 8/21/15, Lewis E. Ware, 65, was convicted by the 262nd District Court of state jail felony Theft and sentenced to 120 days in County Jail.
  • On 8/6/15, Paul K. Robinson, 55, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from Criminal District Court No. 6 on the charge of state jail felony Theft. Robinson was ordered to make $6,248 restitution, to pay $244 court costs, and to make a $250 donation to the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry fund in lieu of community service.
  • On 7/27/15, Lakeyia Jones, 31, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 194th District Court on the charge of Third Degree Felony Theft. Jones was ordered to pay $23,016 restitution, to pay a $2,000 fine and $244 court costs, and to perform 160 hours community service.
  • On 7/8/15, the probation of Trottie McQueen was revoked by the 351st District Court and McQueen was sentenced to 8 months in state jail.  By way of memory, McQueen was sentenced on 6/4/13 to 5 years deferred adjudication probation, and ordered to make $11,328 restitution, to pay a $200 fine, and to perform 120 hours community service.
  • On 7/7/15, Marcus L. Mills, 39, was convicted by the 283rd District Court of State Jail Felony Theft and sentenced to 12 months confinement in county jail.  Additionally, Mills was ordered to make $3,512 restitution and to pay $249 court costs.
  • On 7/2/15, Cathy M. Ifeji, 52, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 363rd District Court on the charge of state jail felony Theft. Ifeji was ordered to make $15,700 restitution, to pay $219 court costs and to perform 120 hours community service.
  • On 5/6/15, Tonya L. Sylmond, 38, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from Criminal District Court No. 7 on the charge of state jail felony Theft.  Sylmond was ordered to make $10,800 restitution, to perform 120 hours community service, and to pay $240 court costs.
  • On 5/5/15, Marlo R. Sneed’s deferred adjudication probation was revoked by the 282nd District Court for violating the terms of probation and she was sentenced to 30 days in county jail. By way of memory, on 5/23/08, Sneed, 39, received 4 years deferred adjudication probation on the charge of state jail felony Securing Execution of Document by Deception and was ordered to make $4,054 restitution, to pay a $1,000 fine and $198 court costs, and to perform 120 hours community service.
  • On 3/17/15, Jose A. Hinojosa, 32, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from Criminal District Court No. 7 on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Theft. Hinojosa was ordered to make $6,050 restitution, pay a fine of $500 and court costs of $252, and to perform 80 hours of community service.
  • On 2/6/15, Yamessie S. Dorsey, 34, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 265th District Court on the charge of state jail felony Theft. Dorsey was ordered to make $8,993 restitution, pay court costs of $236 and to perform 120 hours of community service.
  • On 1/8/15, Martin R. Quarshie, 62, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from Criminal District Court No. 5 on the charge of state jail felony Securing Execution of Document by Deception. Quarshie made full restitution of $4,332 before sentencing and was ordered to pay court costs of $234.

Fort Bend County

  • On 3/25/15, Mark E. Richardson’s deferred adjudication probation was revoked for violating the terms of probation, his guilt was adjudicated, and he was sentenced to 330 days in county jail. By way of memory, on 5/10/13, Richardson, 44, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 434th District Court on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Theft.  Richardson was ordered to make $4,900 restitution, to pay $311 court costs, and to perform 50 hours community service.

Galveston County

  • On 11/10/15, Michael C. Boris, 46, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 405th District Court on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Theft. Boris was ordered to make $3,654 restitution, to perform 80 hours community service, and to pay $246 court costs.

Grayson County

  • On 6/11/15, Richard J. Burr, 45, received 4 years deferred adjudication probation from the 15th District Court on the charge of state jail felony Theft. Burr was ordered to make $4,994 restitution (he paid $1,500 before sentencing), to pay a $500 fine and $226 court costs, and to perform 120 hours community service.

Gregg County

  • On 2/19/15, Delbra L. Buchanan, 57, was convicted by the 124th District Court of Class A misdemeanor theft and sentenced to 10 days in county jail.

Harris County

  • On 11/13/15, Pedro Padron, 49, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 203rd District Court on the charge of state jail felony Theft. Padron was ordered to make $15,852 restitution and to perform 180 hours community service.
  • On 11/5/15, Benito Martinez, 47, made full restitution owed of $5,112 and received 1 year deferred adjudication probation from the 183rd District Court on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Theft.  Martinez was ordered to take an anti-Theft class.
  • On 9/8/15, Lorenza E. Edwards, 38, received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from the 351st District Court on the charge of state jail felony Theft. Edwards made $1,000 restitution before sentencing and was ordered to make an additional $7,096 in restitution.
  • On 9/3/15, Christine Kinuthia, 32, received 1 year deferred adjudication probation from the 182nd District Court on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Theft. Kinuthia made full restitution of $6,727 before sentencing and was ordered to pay $162 court costs and to perform 24 hours community service.
  • On 7/7/15, Christene Sullivan, 31, received 9 months deferred adjudication probation from the 248th District Court on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Theft. Sullivan made $3,535 restitution before sentencing.
  • On 6/23/15, Glenn Jolivette, 49, received 8 years deferred adjudication probation from the 174th District Court on the charge of Third Degree Felony Theft.  Jolivette was ordered to make $22,718 restitution, to pay $212 in court costs, and to perform 240 hours community service.  Jolivette was also ordered to complete and anti-shoplifting/anti-theft program no later than 2/23/16.
  • On 4/20/15, Trashanna T. Davis, 27, received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from the 182nd District Court on the charge of state jail felony Theft.  Davis was ordered to make $6,691 restitution, to perform 200 hours community service, and to pay $212 court costs.
  • On 4/8/15, Maricela Burgos, 43, received 1 year deferred adjudication probation from the 262nd District Court on the charge of Class A misdemeanor attempted Theft.  Burgos made $6,160 restitution before sentencing and was ordered to perform 50 hours community service and to pay $162 court costs.
  • On 3/6/15, Lakita Warren, 39, received 1 year deferred adjudication probation from the 230th District Court on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Theft. Warren was ordered to make $3,560 restitution, pay $265 court costs, and perform 80 hours community service.
  • On 2/18/15, Lajuanna R. Scott, 49, received 1 year deferred adjudication probation from the 177th District Court on the charge of Class A Misdemeanor Theft.  Scott was ordered to make $2,160 restitution, to pay $160 court costs, and to perform 50 hours community service.
  • On 1/29/15, Wayne D. Gonzales, 43, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 182nd District Court on the charge of state jail felony Theft. Gonzales made $600 restitution before sentencing and was ordered to make the remaining $5,010 restitution.  Gonzales was also ordered to pay $212 court costs, attend an anti-theft class, and perform 100 hours community service.
  • On 1/27/15, Robert G. Espinoza, Jr., 62, was convicted by the 248th District Court of Third Degree Felony Theft and sentenced to 10 years regular probation.  Espinoza was ordered to make $25,110 restitution and to perform 100 hours community service.
  • On 1/22/15, Bridgette Henry, 42, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 338th District Court on the charge of state jail felony Theft. Henry made $3,482 restitution before sentencing and was ordered to make the remaining $10,160 restitution. Henry was also ordered to pay $212 court costs, attend an anti-Theft class, and perform 200 hours community service.

Kaufman County

  • On 5/20/15, Otis L. Ford, 60, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 86th District Court on the charge of state jail felony Tampering with Governmental Record With Intent to Defraud. Ford was ordered to make $15,538 restitution, to perform 60 hours community service, and to pay $284 court costs.

Liberty County

  • On 2/2/15, Carla A. White, 48, received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from the 75th District Court on the charge of state jail felony Theft. White was ordered to make $3,513 restitution, to pay a $1,000 fine and $450 attorney fees, and to perform 80 hours community service.

Montgomery County

  • On 10/20/15, Juan B. Calvo, 33, was convicted by the 359th District Court of State Jail Felony Aggregate Theft and sentenced to 15 months confinement in state jail.  Calvo was ordered to pay $1,260 attorney fees and $349 court costs.
  • On 4/22/15, Brenda L. Schneider, 32, was convicted by the 359th District Court of State Jail Felony Theft and sentenced to 9 months confinement in state jail. 
  • On 2/4/15, Elizabeth L. Smith, 50, received 4 years deferred adjudication probation from the 221st District Court on the charge of state jail felony Theft.  Smith was ordered to make $4,752 restitution, to pay a $1,000 fine and $400 attorney fees, and to perform 120 hours community service. Additionally, Smith was ordered to pay $85 for the pre-sentence investigation report and $50 to Crime Stoppers.

Nacogdoches County

  • On 8/27/15, Lisa L. Miller, 47, received 10 years deferred adjudication probation from the 420th District Court on the charge of 3rd Degree Felony Theft. Miller was ordered to make $30,838 restitution.

Nueces County

  • On 10/28/15, Michael C. Chapa, 53, received 4 years deferred adjudication probation from the 319th District Court on the charge of state jail felony Theft. Chapa was ordered to make $7,942 restitution.

San Jacinto County

  • On 10/15/15, Conrad A. Kortz III, 45, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 258th District Court on the charge of Securing Execution of Document by Deception. Kortz was ordered to make $8,736 restitution, and to pay a $250 fine, $339 court costs, and a $200 transfer fee for the case to be transferred to Colorado.

Smith County

  • On 10/22/15, Joseph L. McGill, 37, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 114th District Court on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Theft. McGill was ordered to make $3,320 restitution and to pay $279 court costs.

Travis County

  • On 10/27/15, Nancy Beam, 49, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 390th District Court on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Theft. Beam made full restitution of $10,200 before sentencing and was ordered to perform 40 hours community service.
  • On 8/10/15, Lonnie M. Davis, 38, received 10 years deferred adjudication probation from the 147th District Court on the charge of state jail felony Theft. Davis was ordered to make $12,927 restitution, to pay a $200 fine, and to perform 50 hours community service.
  • On 7/2/15, Peter Abatte, 44, received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from the 331st District Court on the charge of state jail felony Theft. Abatte was ordered to make $7,207 restitution and to pay $353 court costs.
  • On 4/8/15, Derek H. Miller, 50, was convicted by the 299th District Court of Class A misdemeanor attempted state jail felony theft, and sentenced to 2 years regular probation. Miller made $1,400 restitution before sentencing and was ordered to make an additional $11,794 (Total Restitution Ordered = $13,194). Miller agreed to extend his probation for an additional 3 years, if necessary, in order to make the total restitution ordered.
  • On 3/18/15, Keith R. Wade, 45, received 1 year deferred adjudication probation from the 299th District Court on the charge of state jail felony Theft.
  • On 1/16/15, Daysha Howell, 35, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 331st District Court on the charge of state jail felony Securing Execution of Document by Deception. Howell was ordered to make $3,591 restitution and to perform 100 hours community service.

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