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Women involved in scheme sentenced

March 2, 2013

PARKERSBURG — Two women were sentenced Friday in Wood County Magistrate Court after they pleaded guilty to charges of obtaining by fraudulent schemes....

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IFHPED

Mar-02-13 10:27 AM

WalMart s u c k s.

Meth labs everywhere, drunk drivers, various molesters of all sorts, and we worry about a few dollars that Wally World didn't get. Big deal.

Save cell space for real scumbags.

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JimGreen

Mar-02-13 9:30 AM

So the officer decides to do the simple thing; charge the person(s) with "Fraudulent Schemes". This way there's less paper work and time involved and the decisions of plea bargains are much easier; hence the sentence imposed. It's not just Mag. Marshall, it's all the Magistrates. The governing factor now is not maximum sentencing, but to keep the jail cost down to house individuals in jail (approx. $55.00) per day. And unsupervised probation means nothing more than "slap on the wrist" and be a good boy or girl for the next year.

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JimGreen

Mar-02-13 9:26 AM

Let me break this down for you Mr. Wescot; let's say the officer had charged them each for each criminal offense (56 total). The officer would have to provide evidence for each violation; i.e., statement(s) of any witnesses or the person(s) involved, security video (if available), paper trail, i.e., register journals, receipts, items purchased, etc. Now if the officer has all this evidence, he or she would have to file a criminal complaint for each charge and a magistrate would have to arraign the person on each charge and set bail. The prosecutor would have to prepare all the proper paper work to prove the defendant(s) charged actually committed the crime alleged. Trial may take two days up to a week. So, the prosecutor's office would counsult with the defendant's attorney and reach a plea agreement (possibly like this: plead guilty to one count, dismiss the remaining charges, and order restitution to be paid. (To be continued)

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HenryWescott

Mar-02-13 12:46 AM

Gotta love the sentences Mag Marshall gives out. 28 times and they get a suspended sentence. I guess crime does pay. She must be getting their vote come next election. what a joke.

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