May 17, 2022

Moka Bellaire


Embezzler receives probation but should shell out money back again

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TEXARKANA, Texas — A Bowie County district judge advised a lady who embezzled extra than $135,000 from a neighborhood elegance provide retailer that her victims did not want her to acquire probation but they want their funds again, at a sentencing hearing Wednesday.

Denesha Ann Douglass, 39, pleaded responsible final month at a hearing prior to 5th District Choose Bill Miller with the aid of Texarkana lawyer Derric McFarland.

For the reason that her plea settlement bundled probation, Miller purchased a presentence investigation and established the scenario for sentencing Wednesday.

Just after looking through a report on the presentence investigation, Miller agreed to probation but admonished Douglass that her victims, the proprietors of Point out Magnificence Source in Texarkana, Texas, expressed the impression that probation is way too light of a punishment. Probation, however, is an avenue via which victims might recoup restitution for the monetary problems a crime causes.

Douglass did not stroll out of the Bi-Point out Justice Creating on Wednesday. As a issue of her probation, Miller purchased a 120-working day jail sanction which Douglass commenced serving at the conclusion of Wednesday’s hearing.

Miller also purchased a $10,000 great and 240 hrs of neighborhood assistance as perfectly as court prices and other service fees. Miller positioned Douglass on a phrase of deferred adjudication probation which he warned is a “double-edged sword” and a “two-way road.”

Should Douglass successfully full her 10-year probation, including paying all restitution, fines and prices and even though preventing medication, alcohol and criminal perform, she will not have a remaining conviction on her history. If Douglass violates her problems of probation, the order deferring adjudication in her circumstance could be set aside, a judgment of guilt entered and Douglass could be requested to provide up to 10 years in prison.

That probable 10-12 months prison term could be assessed at any time during the 10-yr probation and could not be reduced because of time on probation.

Assistant District Lawyer Katie Carter reported the victims in the case provided a published assertion concerning the affect of the crime and are in contact with Bowie County probation.

Douglass was taken into custody at the conclusion of the listening to.

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