Woman pleads to guilty to using departed woman’s credit card

Last updated: August 07. 2014 5:35PM - 1114 Views
By Jane Beathard jbeathard@civitasmedia.com

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A London woman pleaded guilty on Thursday to stealing and using the credit card of a city resident who died in April.

Charity Cain, 26, appeared before Madison County Common Pleas Judge Eamon Costello to plead guilty to possessing a stolen credit card and forgery, stemming from incidents on April 11.

The convictions carry a possible two year prison sentence and a $5,000 fine. However, community control is a more likely the outcome, pending the results of a pre-sentence investigation.

Costello set Cain’s sentencing for Sept. 23.

Cain worked as a cashier in a local discount store when she pocketed the ill woman’s credit card. She then used the card to make purchases after the woman’s death, according to the county prosecutor’s office.

In other common pleas court action on Thursday:

• Shane Stowers, 31, of Plain City, pleaded guilty to theft from Plain City Bindery between Jan. 4 and Feb. 1. A charge of misuse of a credit card was dismissed by the prosecutor’s office.

Stowers could go to prison for a year and pay a $2,500 fine. However, he’s likely to be placed on community control, pending the outcome of a pre-sentence investigation.

Costello set sentencing for Sept. 23.

• Robert Szempruch, 24, of Granville, pleaded guilty to possessing heroin during a routine traffic stop on Dec. 11, 2013.

Szempruch faces up to a year in prison and a $2,500 fine. However, he could receive a community control sentence, pending the result of a pre-sentence investigation.

Szempruch is already on probation in Montgomery and Franklin counties, according to assistant county prosecutor Nick Adkins.

Costello set sentencing for Sept. 23.

• Destaney A. Deweese, 20, no address, was jailed after showing signs of heroin withdrawal during a pre-trial hearing. She tested positive for opiates and marijuana.

Deweese is charged with multiple counts of receiving stolen property and forgery, involving checks taken from a Sherwin-Williams Store mailbox in Delaware and cashed at area locations.

She was free on bond, following a June arraignment.

Jane Beathard can be reached at (740) 852-1616, ext. 1616 or via Twitter @JaneBeathard.

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