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Woman gets prison time for stealing from employer

December 13, 1999|By BRENDAN KIRBY

Washington County Circuit Judge John H. McDowell came down hard Monday on a Funkstown woman who stole money from the supermarket where she had been employed for a month after getting probation for a similar offense.

McDowell terminated Connie Rae Clever's probation and ordered her to serve 18 months in prison.

Clever, 32, told McDowell she goes every week to counseling and treatment sessions.

"I wasn't sure what I was doing at the time," she said.

McDowell said time behind bars was necessary.

"You didn't last very long on probation and committed the exact same type of offense," he said.

According to court records, Clever received a five-year suspended sentence in January for stealing more than $5,000 from her former employer, the Sharpsburg Pike McDonald's.

Clever was an assistant manager of the restaurant and had worked there for 15 years when she stole $5,285 from a safe in April 1998.

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On Feb. 5, Clever stole more than $300 from her new employer, County Market, according to court records.

According to court records, Clever checked two people through her register, charging one $20.04 for $204 in purchases and the other $75.27 for $215 in purchases.

She pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft on July 19.

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