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Overview

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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2019

*During 2019, the TWC learned the details of the below noted criminal prosecutions for Unemployment Benefits fraud. In addition to the cases noted below, 18 individuals were indicted and arrested for Felony Theft of unemployment benefits but were allowed to make full restitution owed in exchange for a dismissal of charges.

BEXAR COUNTY

On 06/12/19, former Texas Workforce Commission Unemployment Insurance claims taker Irene Garza-Farias, 51, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 187th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Garza-Farias was ordered to make $8,973 remaining restitution owed.

On 09/11/19, Troy Olsen, 47, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 175th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Olsen was ordered to make $5,281 restitution, to perform 60 community service hours, and to pay $334 court costs.

On 12/06/19, Jason M. Mancha, 48, received 4 years deferred adjudication probation from the 437th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Securing Execution of Document by Deception.  Mancha was ordered to make $6,159 restitution, to pay a $1,000 fine, and to perform 80 community service hours. 

BRAZOS COUNTY

On 11/14/19, Bruce A. Brown, 40, made $5,766 restitution before sentencing and received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 272nd District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Brown was ordered to pay a $500 fine and to perform 100 community service hours. 

On 12/10/19, Dartarius L. Mathis, 34, made $4,000 restitution before sentencing and received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 272nd District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Mathis was ordered to make an additional $5,300 restitution, to perform 200 community service hours, and to pay $319 court costs. 

COMAL COUNTY

On 11/21/19, Corey Tipton, 40, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 207th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Tipton was ordered to make $6,098 restitution, to pay a $2,000 fine and to perform 300 community service hours. 

DALLAS COUNTY

On 01/04/19, Earlene Alexander, 42, received 4 years deferred adjudication probation from Criminal District Court No. 4 on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Alexander was ordered to make $9,636 restitution, to perform 120 community service hours, and to pay $249 court costs. 

On 01/17/19, Eligius Jameson, 30, received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from Criminal District Court No. 5 on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Jameson was ordered to make $3,240 restitution, to perform 120 community service hours, and to pay $224 court costs.

On 01/29/19, Lonny J. Schonfeld, 63, received 6 months deferred adjudication probation from the 5th District Court on the charge of Class A Misdemeanor Theft.  Schonfeld made $1,648 restitution before sentencing and was ordered to pay $292 court costs.

On 02/20/19, Pamela L. Bell, 65, made $6,460 restitution before sentencing, and, after pleading guilty to Class A Misdemeanor Theft before the 265th District Court, received 3 days incarceration in county jail.

On 02/28/19, Brenda Medina, 29, made full $6,433 restitution owed before sentencing and received 6 months deferred adjudication probation from the 292nd District Court on the charge of Class A Misdemeanor Theft.

On 05/28/19, Marquetta A. Brown, 32, made $3,366 restitution before sentencing and received 1 year deferred adjudication probation from the 292nd District Court on the charge of Class A Misdemeanor Attempted Theft.  Brown was ordered to pay $242 court costs.

On 05/28/19, Shannon Z. Aberle, 37, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 203rd District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Aberle was ordered to make $8,481 restitution, to perform 120 community service hours, and to pay $224 court costs. 

On 07/09/19, Kendra S. Richardson, 40, made full $9,809 restitution before sentencing and received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from Criminal District Court No. 5 on the charge of Class A Misdemeanor Theft.  Richardson was ordered to pay $224 court costs.

On 07/23/19, Neal W. Parkman, 55, made full $9,913 restitution before sentencing and received 6 months deferred adjudication probation from Criminal District Court No. 1 on the charge of Class A Misdemeanor Attempted Theft.  Parkman was ordered to pay $242 court costs. 

On 12/10/19, Daria Godfrey, 33, received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from the 194th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Godfrey was ordered to make $6,605 restitution, to perform 120 community service hours, and to pay $220 court costs. 

ECTOR COUNTY

On 03/20/19, Chris L. Martinez, 42, received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from the 70th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Martinez was ordered to make $9,765 restitution, and to pay a $500 fine and $292 court costs.

On 06/05/19, Juvencio Morales, 40, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 70th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Morales was ordered to make $2,635 restitution, to perform 120 community service hours, and to pay $302 court costs.  However, on 12/17/19, the Court revoked his probation, adjudicated his guilt, and ordered him to serve 1 year incarceration in State Jail, plus make $1,572 outstanding restitution. 

On 06/21/19, Albert J. Olivas, 38, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 70th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Olivas was ordered to make $5,633 restitution, to perform 120 community service hours, and to pay $302 court costs. 

HARRIS COUNTY

On 01/29/19, Robert M. Hutchinson, 62, made $400 restitution before sentencing and received 4 years deferred adjudication probation from the 351st District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Hutchinson was ordered to make an additional $3,560 restitution and to perform 120 community service hours.

JEFFERSON COUNTY

On 01/22/19, Taylor Westphal, 28, made full $3,223 restitution before sentencing and received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the Criminal District Court on the charge of Class A Misdemeanor theft.  Westphal was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.

JOHNSON COUNTY

On 01/29/19, Jason McKinney, 44, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 18th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Securing Execution of Document by Deception.  McKinney was ordered to make $3,056 restitution, to pay a $500 fine, and to perform 120 community service hours.

On 09/24/19, Raymond R. Hendrix, 31, made full $4,933 restitution before sentencing and received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 18th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Hendrix was ordered to pay a $500 fine, to perform 120 community service hours, and to pay $280 court costs. 

KNOX COUNTY

On 07/16/19, Daniel Meraz, 35, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 50th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Meraz was ordered to make $7,905 restitution, and to pay a $5,000 fine and $302 court costs.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

On 07/15/19, Daniel A. Kainer, 29, pleaded guilty before the 435th District Court to State Jail Felony Theft, was found guilty, and was sentenced to 10 months incarceration in a State Jail.

NAVARRO COUNTY

On 03/22/19, Charles W. Pleasant Jr., 31, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the County Court At Law on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Pleasant was ordered to make $3,492 restitution, to perform 120 Community service hours, and to pay $284 court costs.

PARKER COUNTY

On 06/06/19, John W. Dean, 38, made full $2,325 restitution before sentencing and received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 43rd District Court on the charge of Class A Misdemeanor Theft.  Dean was ordered to pay a $500 fine and $287 court costs, and to perform 100 community service hours.

ROBERTSON COUNTY

On 01/07/19, David W. Keeling, 39, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 82nd District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Keeling was ordered to make $8,751 restitution and to pay $283 court costs.

SAN PATRICIO COUNTY

On 03/19/19, Jose L. Nino, 36, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 36th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Nino was ordered to make $10,520 restitution, and to pay a $5,000 fine and $283 court costs. 

TRAVIS COUNTY

On 01/25/19, Maria D. Reyna, 45, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 147th District Court on the charge of Class A Misdemeanor Securing Execution of Document by Deception.  Reyna made $2,000 restitution before sentencing and was ordered to make an additional $2,590 restitution and to pay $292 court costs.

On 03/03/19, Deidre L. Thomas, 49, made full $4,489.00 restitution before sentencing and received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 390th District Court on the charge of Class A Misdemeanor Securing Execution of Document by Deception.  Thomas was ordered to pay a $500 fine and $292 court cost, and to perform 50 community service hours.

On 09/09/19, Joseph G. Willis, 62, made full $3,558 restitution before sentencing, pleaded guilty to Class A Misdemeanor Theft before the 147th District Court, and was sentenced to 4 days incarceration in county jail.

WILSON COUNTY

On 10/02/19, Aurora Gonzalez, 45, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 81st District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Securing Execution of Document by Deception.  Gonzalez was ordered to make $15,433 restitution, to pay a $500 fine and $261 court costs, and to perform 200 community service hours.

 

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2018

ANDERSON COUNTY

On 04/06/18, Dwight A. Blacksher, 48, pleaded guilty to State Jail Felony Theft and was sentenced to 2 years probation by the 369th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Blacksher was ordered to make $3,390 restitution, to pay a $5,000 fine, and $333 court costs. 

DALLAS COUNTY

On 02/14/18, Tanya Hobbs, 46, made full $3,423 restitution before sentencing and received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 283rd District Court on the charge of Class A Misdemeanor Theft.  Hobbs was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and $224 court costs, and to perform 80 community service hours. 

On 02/15/18, Douglas K. Hall, 56, made full $20,647.00 restitution and pleaded guilty before Criminal District Court No. 1 to felony Social Security disability fraud and felony Theft of Unemployment benefits. Following a punishment hearing, a jury sentenced Hall to the following, to run concurrently:  8 years prison and $10,000 fine for the Social Security fraud; and 10 years probation and $10,000 fine for the Theft of Unemployment benefits.

On 03/14/18, Damon C. Cronk, 42, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from Criminal District Court No. 5 on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Cronk was ordered to make $6,975 restitution, to pay a $1,500 fine and $249 court costs, and to perform 120 community service hours. 

On 03/22/18, Frederick Rogers, 28, made full $4,095 restitution before sentencing and received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from Criminal District Court No. 3 on the charge of Class A Misdemeanor Theft.  Rogers was ordered to pay a $1,500 fine and to perform 80 community service hours. 

On 03/29/18, Trula J. Jones, 57, made full $2,810 restitution before sentencing and received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 291st District Court on the charge of Class A Misdemeanor Theft.  Jones was ordered to pay a $500 fine and $224 court costs. 

On 04/02/18, Ilyssa Pettigrew, 32, received 4 years deferred adjudication probation from the 194th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Pettigrew was ordered to make $10,017 restitution, and to pay a $2,000 fine and $249 court costs. 

On 04/11/18, Erica McCameron, 37, received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from the 195th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  McCameron was ordered to make $11,804 restitution, to pay a $1,500 fine and $249 court costs, and to perform 120 community service hours. 

On 04/18/18, Lakesha V. Whitley, 42, made $1,816 restitution before sentencing and received 1 year deferred adjudication probation from the 291st District Court on the charge of Class A Misdemeanor Theft.  Whitley was ordered to pay a $500 fine and $267 court costs. 

On 05/14/18, Juan C. Renteria, 33, made full $9,534 restitution before sentencing, and then pleaded guilty to Class A Misdemeanor Theft before the 282nd District Court and was sentenced to 1 day imprisonment in the Dallas County Jail.  Renteria was ordered to pay $267 court costs. 

On 05/17/18, John C. Diggs, 45, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 194th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Diggs was ordered to make $19,512 restitution, to pay a $1,500 fine, to perform 120 community service hours. 

On 08/22/18, Nancy L. King, 68, made $1,500 restitution before sentencing and received 4 years deferred adjudication probation from the 292nd District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  King was ordered to make $8,660 additional restitution, to perform 120 community service hours, and to pay $249 court costs. 

On 09/11/18, Clinton R. Haygood, 36, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 66th District Court on the charge of Third Degree Felony Theft.  Haygood was ordered to make $2,683 restitution, to pay a $500 fine and $350 court costs, and to perform 120 community service hours. 

On 10/08/18, Lamont S. Williams, 36, made full $6,260 restitution before sentencing and received 9 months deferred adjudication probation from Criminal District Court No. 3 on the charge of Class A Misdemeanor Securing Execution of Document by Deception.  Williams was ordered to perform 80 Community Service hours, and to pay a $50 Crime Stopper Fee and $242 Court Costs. 

On 11/27/18, Latasha M. Williams Orr, 43, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 204th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Securing Execution of Document by Deception.  Orr was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and $299 court costs, and to perform 120 community service hours.

DENTON COUNTY

On 02/21/18, Kevin Geyer, 45, made full $4,298 restitution before sentencing and received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 16th District Court on the charge of Class A Misdemeanor Theft.  Geyer was ordered to perform 80 community service hours. 

ECTOR COUNTY

On 11/30/18, Dominique Jones, 32, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 244th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Jones was ordered to make $5,309 restitution, to perform 120 community service hours, and to pay $326 court costs.

FORT BEND

On 07/16/18, Dave Salinas, 43, pleaded guilty before the 240th District Court and was sentenced to 90 days confinement in county jail. 

FRIO COUNTY

On 03/13/18, Toice M. Walker, 55, received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from the 81st/218th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Walker was ordered to make $6,154 restitution, to perform 75 community service hours, and to pay $261 court costs. 

HARRIS COUNTY

On 01/10/18, Emma J. Doswell, 63, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 228th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Doswell was ordered to make $6,760 restitution. 

On 01/18/18, Chaumeika L. Bussey, 38, made $655 restitution before sentencing and received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from the 182nd District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Bussey was ordered to make an additional $5,903 restitution, to pay a $500 fine, and to perform 100 community service hours.  Additionally, Bussey was disqualified from receiving Unemployment benefits, and any form of welfare benefit, during the period of probation without the permission of the court. 

On 03/20/18, Lance Morton, 39, received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from the 208th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Morton was ordered to make $7,536 restitution and to perform 150 community service hours. 

On 04/06/18, Barbara W. Kimbrough, 46, made $929 restitution before sentencing and received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 230th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Kimbrough was ordered to make an additional $8,363 restitution and to perform 75 community service hours. 

HOWARD COUNTY

On 09/12/18, Julian Chavez, 43, pleaded guilty before the 118th District Court to State Jail Felony Theft and was sentenced to 365 days incarceration. 

JEFFERSON COUNTY

On 01/10/18, Ashly Smith, 31, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the Criminal District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Smith was ordered to make $5,594 restitution and to perform 200 community service hours. 

On 03/09/18, Jarvis Livings, 40, received 10 years deferred adjudication probation from the 252nd District Court.  Livings was ordered to make $29,676 restitution and to perform 400 community service hours.

On 11/26/18, Elzie L. Bennett, 51, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the Criminal District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Bennett was ordered to make $8,100 restitution, to pay a $500 fine, and to perform 400 community service hours. 

LIBERTY COUNTY

On 10/18/18, Jerrick Bowlen, 31, received 4 years deferred adjudication probation from the 75th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Bowlen was ordered to make $5,580 restitution, to pay a $500 fine and $450 attorney fees, and to perform 200 community service hours. 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

On 10/11/18, Rene Trujillo, 48, pleaded guilty to State Jail Felony Theft by the 221st District Court, and, per TEX. PEN. CODE ANN. sec. 12.44, was assessed Class A misdemeanor punishment of 100 days incarceration in County Jail, and ordered to pay $334 Court Costs. 

NUECES COUNTY

On 08/18/18, Mario Granillo received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from the 94th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Granillo was ordered to make $7,815.36 restitution, to perform 120 community service hours, and to pay $315 court costs. 

PANOLA COUNTY

On 10/30/18, Richard E. Lewis, 55, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 123rd District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Securing Execution of Document by Deception.  Lewis was ordered to make $3,850 restitution, to perform 120 community service hours, and to pay $551 court costs.

SMITH COUNTY

On 03/09/18, Ricky Nations, 35, received 4 years deferred adjudication probation from the 114th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Nations was ordered to make $8,366 restitution, and to pay a $1,000 fine and $229 court costs. 

VAL VERDE COUNTY

On 05/14/18, Pedro Hernandez, 36, received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from the 83rd District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Hernandez was ordered to make $2,118 restitution, to pay a $1,000 fine and $353 court costs, and to perform 120 community service hours.

WEBB COUNTY

On 08/27/18, Vicente I. Ramirez, 34, pleaded guilty in the 406th District Court to State Jail Felony Theft and sentenced to 2 years probation.  Ramirez was ordered to make $2,233 restitution, to perform 100 community service hours, and to pay $259 court costs. 

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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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