RAVENNA -- The theft of more than $1,900 from her former employer in Aurora last spring has cost a Euclid woman more than half that much in fines, costs and restitution after she pleaded guilty to a reduced charge.
Facing two felony charges for allegedly stealing $1,935 from the Finish Line store at Aurora Farms Premium Outlets last year, Megan F. Juratovac instead pleaded guilty last week to a single count of theft, a first-degree misdemeanor, in Portage County Common Pleas Court.
Retired Judge John Enlow, sitting in for Judge Laurie Pittman, found Juratovac, 24, guilty of the crime. He then sentenced her to 90 days in the Portage County jail and fined her $500 plus court costs totaling $278.
Enlow suspended all of the jail time and $400 of the fine on the conditions Juratovac serve one year on probation and immediately pay more than $1,074 in restitution to Finish Line, according to court records.
Juratovac was indicted in December on one count each of theft and tampering with records, both fifth-degree felonies, after Aurora police charged her with stealing $1,935 from the store between April 16 and June 16 of last year.
She faced a maximum of up to two years in prison on the original charges if convicted, though community control sanctions including local jail time or probation were more likely.
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