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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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2016

State Prosecutions

Bell County

  • On 3/1/16, Barbara M. Jones, 53, made $6,200 restitution before sentencing and received 1 year deferred adjudication probation from the 264th District Court on the charge of Class A Misdemeanor Theft.

Bexar County

  • On 11/18/16, Tommie J. White, 46, received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from the 144th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft. White was ordered to make $7,218 restitution and to pay $319 court costs.
  • On 7/25/16, James J. Rosas, 48, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 226th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft. Rosas was ordered to make $2,647 restitution, and to pay a $500 fine and $319 court costs.
  • On 7/15/16, Alfred Hernandez was sentenced by the 290th District Court to 2 years deferred adjudication probation on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft. Hernandez was ordered to make $3,636 restitution.
  • On 4/1/16, Jessie Jones, 50, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 175th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Securing Execution of Document by Deception. Jones was ordered to make $16,724 restitution and to perform 320 hours community service.
  • On 1/26/16, the probation of Juan M. Martinez was revoked and he was sentenced to 1 year incarceration in State Jail. By way of memory, on 4/3/09, Martinez received 4 years deferred adjudication probation from the 379th District Court on the charge of state jail felony Securing Execution of Document by Deception and was ordered to make $4,626 restitution, and to pay a $1,500 fine and $293 court costs.

Brazoria County

  • On 11/3/16, a jury found James A. Dickson, 51, guilty of state jail felony theft. Dickson was sentenced to 2 years in State Jail, probated for 5 years, and was ordered to make $3,324 restitution, and to pay a $1,000 fine, attorney fees, and court costs.
  • On 9/21/16, Kameron T. Craddock, 37, made $1,000 restitution before sentencing, and received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from the 412th District Court. Craddock was ordered to make an additional $3,040 restitution, to pay a $500 fine and $438 court costs, and to perform 160 hours Community Service.

Caldwell County

  • On 3/7/16, Ysidro Torres III, 44, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the Caldwell County Court At Law on the charge Class A misdemeanor Fraudulently Obtaining Benefits or Other Payment pursuant to TEX. LAB. CODE ANN. § 214.001. Torres was ordered to make $7,108 restitution, to pay a $500 fine, and to perform 80 hours community service.

Dallas County

  • On 12/8/16, Miaya E. Brewster, 47, received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from the 363rd District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft. Brewster was ordered to make $7,047 restitution, to pay $224 court costs and a $50 Crime Stopper fee, and to perform 120 hours community service.
  • On 11/18/16, Miriam Gale, 46, made $4,626 restitution before sentencing and received 1 year deferred adjudication probation from the 292nd District Court on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Theft. Gale was ordered to pay a $1,500 fine and $267 court costs.
  • On 11/4/16, John W. Sowels, 53, received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from the 204th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft. Sowels was ordered to make $2,757 restitution, to pay a $1,500 fine and $249 court costs, and to perform 120 hours community service.
  • On 9/21/16, Yolanda Y. Wallace, 38, made $3,026 restitution before sentencing and received 6 months deferred adjudication probation from Criminal District Court No. 5 on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Securing Execution of Document by Deception.
  • On 9/7/16, Jermaine L. Thomas, 28, received 10 years deferred adjudication probation from the 265th District Court on the charge of 3rd Degree Felony Theft. Thomas was ordered to make $24,285 restitution, to pay a $2,000 fine and $249 court costs, and to perform 160 hours community service.
  • On 8/25/16, Julian P. Mauricio, 43, received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from the 203rd District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft. Mauricio was ordered to pay a $1,500 fine and $224 court costs.
  • On 7/26/16, Nikkia Woods received 6 years deferred adjudication probation from the 291st District Court on the charge of Third Degree Felony Theft. Woods was ordered to make $24,536 restitution, to pay a $1,000 fine and $224 court costs, and to perform 160 hours community service.
  • On 6/7/16, Clarence E. Bowman Jr., 44, received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from the 291st District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft. Bowman was ordered to make $6,381 restitution, to pay a $2,000 fine and $249 court costs, and to perform 120 hours community service.
  • On 5/16/16, Anna G. Gipson, 49, received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from Criminal District Court No. 5 on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft. Gipson was ordered to make $2,737 restitution, to perform 50 hours community service, and to pay $249 court costs.
  • On 5/5/16, Veronica N. Sustaita, 27, received 1 year deferred adjudication probation from the 292nd District Court on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Theft. Sustaita was ordered to make $9,372 restitution, to pay a $500 fine, and to perform 80 hours community service.
  • On 3/1/16, Felecia R. Bowman, 53, made $5,599 restitution before sentencing and received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from Criminal District Court No. 4 on the charge of Class A Misdemeanor Securing Execution of Document By Deception. Bowman was ordered to perform 80 hours community service, and to pay a $500 fine and $249 court costs.
  • On 2/22/16, Jeffrey G. Davis, 47, pleaded guilty to Class A Misdemeanor Theft and was sentenced by the 283rd District Court to 1 year incarceration in the Dallas County Jail. Davis made $2,480 restitution before sentencing, and was ordered to make $644 restitution and to pay a $750 fine and $267 court costs.

Grayson County

  • On 5/27/16, Cheri D. Anderson made $6,974 restitution before sentencing and was sentenced by the 15th District Court to 3 years deferred adjudication probation on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft. Anderson was ordered to perform 120 hours community service and to pay $226 court costs.
  • On 3/10/16, Joshua P. Kerr, 44, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 59th District Court on the charge of Class A Misdemeanor Theft. Kerr was ordered to make $6,090 restitution and to perform 80 hours community service.

Harris County

  • On 12/2/16, Jaime Silva, 44, made $5,090 before sentencing and received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 184th District Court on the charge of Class A Misdemeanor Theft. Silva was ordered to pay a $250 fine and to perform 24 hours community service.
  • On 10/14/16, a Harris County District Court in Cause No. 1383079 ordered that Karla Dixon, 39, make $4,385 restitution owed for Theft of Unemployment Insurance benefits while on probation for a separate criminal offense, and it dismissed the Theft of Unemployment Insurance benefits case against her.
  • On 9/19/16, Patrick Bourgeois, 50, made $3,632 restitution before sentencing and received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 182nd District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft. Bourgeois and was ordered to pay a $500 fine and to perform 120 hours community service.
  • On 9/14/16, Marissa Aguirre, 36, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 183rd District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft. Aguirre was ordered to make $10,000 restitution and to perform 120 hours community service.
  • On 8/10/16, Williams J. Aguiluz, 39, made $2,270 restitution before sentencing and received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 263rd District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft. Aguiluz was ordered to pay a $750 fine and to perform 120 hours community service.
  • On 6/23/16, Anthony J. Ahmed received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from the 180th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft. Ahmed was ordered to make $6,090 restitution, to pay a $1,000 fine, and to perform 120 hours community service.
  • On 5/26/16, Terrance J. Moore made $9,216 restitution before sentencing and was then sentenced by the 184th District Court to 2 years deferred adjudication probation on the charge of Class A Misdemeanor Theft. Moore was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and to perform 30 hours community service.
  • On 5/12/16, Jade D. Harris, 30, received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from the 337th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft. Harris was ordered to make $6,370 restitution ($1,500 of this was paid before sentencing) and to perform 50 hours community service.
  • On 3/17/16, Antoinette E. McKnight’s deferred adjudication probation was revoked by the 185th District Court, and she was found guilty and sentenced to 180 days incarceration in state jail and payment of a $300 fine. On 3/23/16, the court issued an Order Suspending Execution of Sentence and Granting Probation and McKnight was then placed on 2 years regular probation and ordered to pay a $300 fine. By way of memory, on 1/11/11, McKnight, 35, received 3 years deferred adjudication probation on the charge of state jail felony Theft and was ordered to make $1,296 restitution, to pay a $300 fine, and to perform 120 hours community service.
  • On 2/19/16, Matthew Battles, 46, made $8,026 before sentencing and received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 230th District Court on the charge of state jail felony Theft. Battles was ordered to perform 80 hours community service.

Jefferson County

  • On 12/19/16, Robert L. Elmore, 28, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the Criminal District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft. Elmore was ordered to make $3,170 restitution, to pay a $500 fine and $341 court costs, to pay $100 for a Theft Class, and to perform 400 hours community service.
  • On 4/4/16, William M. Bass, Jr., 36, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 252nd District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft. Bass was ordered to make $8,506 restitution, to pay a $500 fine, to perform 200 hours community service, and to complete a Theft Prevention Class.

Kaufman County

  • On 2/17/16, Latrece Lewis, 45, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 86th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft. Lewis was ordered to make $2,519 restitution, to pay a $500 fine and $333 court costs, to perform 80 hours community service, and to take Life Skills and Anti-Theft courses.

Lamar County

  • On 4/18/16, Denetria Y. Harmon was convicted by the 6th District Court of State Jail Felony Theft and sentenced to 5 years regular probation. Harmon was ordered to make $10,070 restitution, to perform 250 hours community service, and to pay $343 court costs.

Midland County

  • On 3/3/16, William Schonfelder, 55, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 441st District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft. Schonfelder was ordered to perform 200 hours community service.

Refugio County

  • On 09/21/16, Adrian Varela, 48, was convicted by the Refugio County Court of Class A misdemeanor Fraudulently Obtaining Benefits or Other Payment pursuant to TEX. LAB. CODE ANN. sec. 214.001 and sentenced to 1 year regular probation. Varela was ordered to make $1,354 restitution, to pay a $1,200 fine and court costs, and to perform 80 hours community service.

Robertson County

  • On 6/13/16, Antonio D. Townsend was sentenced by the 82nd District Court to 2 years deferred adjudication probation on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft. Townsend was ordered to make $2,500 restitution, and to pay $1,500 court appointed attorney fees and $283 court costs.

Travis County

  • On 9/30/16, Janice Y. Hill, 56, received 4 years deferred adjudication probation from the 167th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft. Hill was ordered to make $7,548 restitution and to pay $363 court costs.
  • On 8/25/16, Russell W. Hale, 38, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 167th District Court on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Theft. Hale was ordered to make $6,406 restitution and to perform 50 hours community service.
  • On 4/8/16, Christine Johnson, 50, received 18 months deferred adjudication probation from the 450th District Court on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Theft. Johnson was ordered to make $1,531 restitution.
  • On 2/26/16, Bobby J. Jones, 48, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 147th District Court on the charge of Class A Misdemeanor Attempt to Commit Theft. Jones made $10,700 restitution before sentencing and was ordered to make $5,814 remainder restitution (total restitution = $16,514) and to perform 120 hours community service.

Wichita County

  • On 8/19/16, Sheila M. Howells, 66, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 78th District Court on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Fraudulently Obtaining Benefits or Other Payment pursuant to TEX. LAB. CODE ANN. § 214.001. Howells was ordered to make $7,640 restitution, to perform 80 hours community service, and to pay $305 court costs and a $50 crime stoppers fee.

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2015

State Prosecutions

Bell County

  • On 12/7/15, Lisa B. Hart, 54, received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from the 186th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Hart was ordered to make restitution as to be determined, to pay a $1,000 fine and $304 court costs, and to perform 120 hours community service.
  • On 5/4/15, Joyce F. Hawkins, 55, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 27th District Court on the charge of state jail felony Securing Execution of Document by Deception. Hawkins was ordered to make $7,133 restitution, to perform 200 hours community service and to pay court costs of $251.

Bexar County

  • On 12/7/15, Lisa B. Hart, 54, received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from the 186th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Hart was ordered to make restitution as to be determined, to pay a $1,000 fine and $304 court costs, and to perform 120 hours community service.

Brazoria County

  • On 3/9/15, Kimberly H. Griffin, 39, received 4 years deferred adjudication probation from the 300th District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Aggregate Theft and was ordered to make $5,721 restitution, and to pay a $500 fine, $285 attorney fees, and $224 court costs.
  • On 3/6/15, Allen L. Turner, 39, was convicted by the 300th District Court of State Jail Felony Aggregate Theft and sentenced to 10 months confinement in state jail.  Additionally, Turner was ordered to pay $224 court costs.

Dallas County

  • On 12/11/15, Carla Tome, 33, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 282nd District Court on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Theft.  Tome made $2,000 restitution before sentencing and was ordered to make $6,034 additional restitution, to pay a $1,000 fine, and to perform 80 hours community service.
  • On 11/19/15, Charles Getate, 62, made full restitution owed of $5,000 and received 1 year deferred adjudication probation from Criminal District Court No. 7 on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Theft. Getate was ordered to pay a $500 fine and $267 court costs.
  • On 10/23/15, Stephanie R. Wilson, 32, received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from the 282nd District Court on the charge of State Jail Felony Theft.  Wilson was ordered to make $3,512 restitution and to pay $299 court costs.
  • On 9/22/15, Tracy Mitchell, 42, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from Criminal District Court No. 2 on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Theft. Mitchell made full restitution of $7,732 before sentencing and was ordered to pay a $1,500 fine and $267 court costs, and to perform 80 hours community service.
  • On 8/21/15, Lewis E. Ware, 65, was convicted by the 262nd District Court of state jail felony Theft and sentenced to 120 days in County Jail.
  • On 8/6/15, Paul K. Robinson, 55, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from Criminal District Court No. 6 on the charge of state jail felony Theft. Robinson was ordered to make $6,248 restitution, to pay $244 court costs, and to make a $250 donation to the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry fund in lieu of community service.
  • On 7/27/15, Lakeyia Jones, 31, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 194th District Court on the charge of Third Degree Felony Theft. Jones was ordered to pay $23,016 restitution, to pay a $2,000 fine and $244 court costs, and to perform 160 hours community service.
  • On 7/8/15, the probation of Trottie McQueen was revoked by the 351st District Court and McQueen was sentenced to 8 months in state jail.  By way of memory, McQueen was sentenced on 6/4/13 to 5 years deferred adjudication probation, and ordered to make $11,328 restitution, to pay a $200 fine, and to perform 120 hours community service.
  • On 7/7/15, Marcus L. Mills, 39, was convicted by the 283rd District Court of State Jail Felony Theft and sentenced to 12 months confinement in county jail.  Additionally, Mills was ordered to make $3,512 restitution and to pay $249 court costs.
  • On 7/2/15, Cathy M. Ifeji, 52, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 363rd District Court on the charge of state jail felony Theft. Ifeji was ordered to make $15,700 restitution, to pay $219 court costs and to perform 120 hours community service.
  • On 5/6/15, Tonya L. Sylmond, 38, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from Criminal District Court No. 7 on the charge of state jail felony Theft.  Sylmond was ordered to make $10,800 restitution, to perform 120 hours community service, and to pay $240 court costs.
  • On 5/5/15, Marlo R. Sneed’s deferred adjudication probation was revoked by the 282nd District Court for violating the terms of probation and she was sentenced to 30 days in county jail. By way of memory, on 5/23/08, Sneed, 39, received 4 years deferred adjudication probation on the charge of state jail felony Securing Execution of Document by Deception and was ordered to make $4,054 restitution, to pay a $1,000 fine and $198 court costs, and to perform 120 hours community service.
  • On 3/17/15, Jose A. Hinojosa, 32, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from Criminal District Court No. 7 on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Theft. Hinojosa was ordered to make $6,050 restitution, pay a fine of $500 and court costs of $252, and to perform 80 hours of community service.
  • On 2/6/15, Yamessie S. Dorsey, 34, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 265th District Court on the charge of state jail felony Theft. Dorsey was ordered to make $8,993 restitution, pay court costs of $236 and to perform 120 hours of community service.
  • On 1/8/15, Martin R. Quarshie, 62, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from Criminal District Court No. 5 on the charge of state jail felony Securing Execution of Document by Deception. Quarshie made full restitution of $4,332 before sentencing and was ordered to pay court costs of $234.

Fort Bend County

  • On 3/25/15, Mark E. Richardson’s deferred adjudication probation was revoked for violating the terms of probation, his guilt was adjudicated, and he was sentenced to 330 days in county jail. By way of memory, on 5/10/13, Richardson, 44, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 434th District Court on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Theft.  Richardson was ordered to make $4,900 restitution, to pay $311 court costs, and to perform 50 hours community service.

Galveston County

  • On 11/10/15, Michael C. Boris, 46, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 405th District Court on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Theft. Boris was ordered to make $3,654 restitution, to perform 80 hours community service, and to pay $246 court costs.

Grayson County

  • On 6/11/15, Richard J. Burr, 45, received 4 years deferred adjudication probation from the 15th District Court on the charge of state jail felony Theft. Burr was ordered to make $4,994 restitution (he paid $1,500 before sentencing), to pay a $500 fine and $226 court costs, and to perform 120 hours community service.

Gregg County

  • On 2/19/15, Delbra L. Buchanan, 57, was convicted by the 124th District Court of Class A misdemeanor theft and sentenced to 10 days in county jail.

Harris County

  • On 11/13/15, Pedro Padron, 49, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 203rd District Court on the charge of state jail felony Theft. Padron was ordered to make $15,852 restitution and to perform 180 hours community service.
  • On 11/5/15, Benito Martinez, 47, made full restitution owed of $5,112 and received 1 year deferred adjudication probation from the 183rd District Court on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Theft.  Martinez was ordered to take an anti-Theft class.
  • On 9/8/15, Lorenza E. Edwards, 38, received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from the 351st District Court on the charge of state jail felony Theft. Edwards made $1,000 restitution before sentencing and was ordered to make an additional $7,096 in restitution.
  • On 9/3/15, Christine Kinuthia, 32, received 1 year deferred adjudication probation from the 182nd District Court on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Theft. Kinuthia made full restitution of $6,727 before sentencing and was ordered to pay $162 court costs and to perform 24 hours community service.
  • On 7/7/15, Christene Sullivan, 31, received 9 months deferred adjudication probation from the 248th District Court on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Theft. Sullivan made $3,535 restitution before sentencing.
  • On 6/23/15, Glenn Jolivette, 49, received 8 years deferred adjudication probation from the 174th District Court on the charge of Third Degree Felony Theft.  Jolivette was ordered to make $22,718 restitution, to pay $212 in court costs, and to perform 240 hours community service.  Jolivette was also ordered to complete and anti-shoplifting/anti-theft program no later than 2/23/16.
  • On 4/20/15, Trashanna T. Davis, 27, received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from the 182nd District Court on the charge of state jail felony Theft.  Davis was ordered to make $6,691 restitution, to perform 200 hours community service, and to pay $212 court costs.
  • On 4/8/15, Maricela Burgos, 43, received 1 year deferred adjudication probation from the 262nd District Court on the charge of Class A misdemeanor attempted Theft.  Burgos made $6,160 restitution before sentencing and was ordered to perform 50 hours community service and to pay $162 court costs.
  • On 3/6/15, Lakita Warren, 39, received 1 year deferred adjudication probation from the 230th District Court on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Theft. Warren was ordered to make $3,560 restitution, pay $265 court costs, and perform 80 hours community service.
  • On 2/18/15, Lajuanna R. Scott, 49, received 1 year deferred adjudication probation from the 177th District Court on the charge of Class A Misdemeanor Theft.  Scott was ordered to make $2,160 restitution, to pay $160 court costs, and to perform 50 hours community service.
  • On 1/29/15, Wayne D. Gonzales, 43, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 182nd District Court on the charge of state jail felony Theft. Gonzales made $600 restitution before sentencing and was ordered to make the remaining $5,010 restitution.  Gonzales was also ordered to pay $212 court costs, attend an anti-theft class, and perform 100 hours community service.
  • On 1/27/15, Robert G. Espinoza, Jr., 62, was convicted by the 248th District Court of Third Degree Felony Theft and sentenced to 10 years regular probation.  Espinoza was ordered to make $25,110 restitution and to perform 100 hours community service.
  • On 1/22/15, Bridgette Henry, 42, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 338th District Court on the charge of state jail felony Theft. Henry made $3,482 restitution before sentencing and was ordered to make the remaining $10,160 restitution. Henry was also ordered to pay $212 court costs, attend an anti-Theft class, and perform 200 hours community service.

Kaufman County

  • On 5/20/15, Otis L. Ford, 60, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 86th District Court on the charge of state jail felony Tampering with Governmental Record With Intent to Defraud. Ford was ordered to make $15,538 restitution, to perform 60 hours community service, and to pay $284 court costs.

Liberty County

  • On 2/2/15, Carla A. White, 48, received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from the 75th District Court on the charge of state jail felony Theft. White was ordered to make $3,513 restitution, to pay a $1,000 fine and $450 attorney fees, and to perform 80 hours community service.

Montgomery County

  • On 10/20/15, Juan B. Calvo, 33, was convicted by the 359th District Court of State Jail Felony Aggregate Theft and sentenced to 15 months confinement in state jail.  Calvo was ordered to pay $1,260 attorney fees and $349 court costs.
  • On 4/22/15, Brenda L. Schneider, 32, was convicted by the 359th District Court of State Jail Felony Theft and sentenced to 9 months confinement in state jail. 
  • On 2/4/15, Elizabeth L. Smith, 50, received 4 years deferred adjudication probation from the 221st District Court on the charge of state jail felony Theft.  Smith was ordered to make $4,752 restitution, to pay a $1,000 fine and $400 attorney fees, and to perform 120 hours community service. Additionally, Smith was ordered to pay $85 for the pre-sentence investigation report and $50 to Crime Stoppers.

Nacogdoches County

  • On 8/27/15, Lisa L. Miller, 47, received 10 years deferred adjudication probation from the 420th District Court on the charge of 3rd Degree Felony Theft. Miller was ordered to make $30,838 restitution.

Nueces County

  • On 10/28/15, Michael C. Chapa, 53, received 4 years deferred adjudication probation from the 319th District Court on the charge of state jail felony Theft. Chapa was ordered to make $7,942 restitution.

San Jacinto County

  • On 10/15/15, Conrad A. Kortz III, 45, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 258th District Court on the charge of Securing Execution of Document by Deception. Kortz was ordered to make $8,736 restitution, and to pay a $250 fine, $339 court costs, and a $200 transfer fee for the case to be transferred to Colorado.

Smith County

  • On 10/22/15, Joseph L. McGill, 37, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 114th District Court on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Theft. McGill was ordered to make $3,320 restitution and to pay $279 court costs.

Travis County

  • On 10/27/15, Nancy Beam, 49, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 390th District Court on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Theft. Beam made full restitution of $10,200 before sentencing and was ordered to perform 40 hours community service.
  • On 8/10/15, Lonnie M. Davis, 38, received 10 years deferred adjudication probation from the 147th District Court on the charge of state jail felony Theft. Davis was ordered to make $12,927 restitution, to pay a $200 fine, and to perform 50 hours community service.
  • On 7/2/15, Peter Abatte, 44, received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from the 331st District Court on the charge of state jail felony Theft. Abatte was ordered to make $7,207 restitution and to pay $353 court costs.
  • On 4/8/15, Derek H. Miller, 50, was convicted by the 299th District Court of Class A misdemeanor attempted state jail felony theft, and sentenced to 2 years regular probation. Miller made $1,400 restitution before sentencing and was ordered to make an additional $11,794 (Total Restitution Ordered = $13,194). Miller agreed to extend his probation for an additional 3 years, if necessary, in order to make the total restitution ordered.
  • On 3/18/15, Keith R. Wade, 45, received 1 year deferred adjudication probation from the 299th District Court on the charge of state jail felony Theft.
  • On 1/16/15, Daysha Howell, 35, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 331st District Court on the charge of state jail felony Securing Execution of Document by Deception. Howell was ordered to make $3,591 restitution and to perform 100 hours community service.

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2014

Federal Prosecutions

  • On 5/5/2014, U.S. Postal employee Lee Grant, 60, pleaded guilty before the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division, to one felony count of 18 U.S.C. § 1920 – False Statement or Fraud to Obtain Federal Employees’ Compensation.  The Texas Workforce Commission worked with the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General to investigate and bring the crime to light.  On 10/9/14, Judge Marcia Crone sentenced Grant to 4 years probation and ordered him to make $22,164 restitution. 

State Prosecutions

Bexar County

  • On 11/19/13, Robert C. Taylor, 61, was convicted by the 399th District Court of state jail felony Theft and sentenced to 5 years regular probation.  Taylor was ordered to make $3,906 restitution, to pay a $1,500 fine, and to perform 200 hours community service.
  • On 10/31/14, Ralph Perez, 29, was convicted by the 187th District Court of Class A Misdemeanor Securing Execution of Document by Deception and sentenced to six months confinement in county jail. Perez was ordered to make $3,036 restitution and to pay a $2,000 fine.
  • On 10/30/14, James A. Simmons, 50, was convicted by the 186th District Court on the charge of state jail felony Theft and sentenced to 2 years regular probation.  Simmons was ordered to make $5,040 restitution and to perform 60 hours community service.
  • On 6/18/14, Henry Martinez, 46, received 4 years deferred adjudication probation from the 226th District Court on the charge of state jail felony Theft.  Martinez was ordered to make $16,230 restitution and to pay $249 court costs.
  • On 4/9/14, Laura L. Limon, 30, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 144th District Court on the charge of state jail felony Securing Execution of Document by Deception.  Limon was ordered to make $17,856 restitution and to pay court costs of $319.

Brazoria County

  • On 12/1/14, Timothy A, Smith, 43, was convicted by the 412th District Court of third degree felony Theft and sentenced to 4 years incarceration in state prison (TDCJ Institutional Division).

Cameron County

  • On 10/15/14, Rosita Roa, 38, received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from the 357th District Court on the charge of state jail felony Theft.  Roa was ordered to make $3,783 restitution.

Dallas County

  • On 12/23/14, Lawanda M. Nnaji, 48, received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from the 195th District Court on the charge of state jail felony Securing Execution of Document by Deception.  Nnaji was ordered to make $6,888 restitution, to pay a $1,500 fine and $223 court costs, and to perform 120 hours community service.
  • On 12/21/15, the probation of Steven R. Inmon was revoked by Criminal District Court No. 5, and Inmon was sentenced to 120 days incarceration in county jail.  By way of memory, on 10/24/06, Inmon received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from Criminal District Court No. 5 on the charge of state jail felony Securing Execution of Document by Deception and was ordered to make $9,582 restitution, to pay a $1,000 fine, to pay $598 court costs, and to perform 200 hours community service.
  • On 11/14/14, Betty J Lyons, 65, was convicted by the 292nd District Court of state jail felony Theft and sentenced to 1 day incarceration in County Jail.
  • On 7/24/14, the probation of Bobby G. Thomas was revoked by Criminal District Court No. 6 and Thomas was sentenced to 14 months in state jail. By way of memory, Thomas was sentenced on 8/21/13 to serve 5 years deferred adjudication probation and to make $14,928 restitution.
  • On 7/11/14, Teresa L. Van Winkle, 48, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 265th District Court on the charge of state jail felony Theft.  Van Winkle was ordered to make $512 restitution and to pay a $500 fine and $211 court costs.
  • On 6/26/14, Juan R. Smith, 45, received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from Criminal District Court No. 4 on the charge of state jail felony Theft.  Smith was ordered to make $12,499 restitution, to pay $244 court costs, and to perform 120 hours community service.
  • On 6/6/14, Michael P. Beachum, 45, received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from the 282nd District Court on the charge of state jail felony Securing Execution of Document by Deception.  Beachum made $5,600 restitution before sentencing and was ordered to pay $236 court costs and to perform 120 hours community service.
  • On 5/22/14, Rose H. McCain, 52, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from Criminal District Court No. 5 on the charge of state jail felony Theft.  McCain was ordered to make $9,440 restitution, to perform 120 hours community service, and to pay $240 court costs.
  • On 5/13/14, Antonio D. Henderson, 43, was convicted by the 292nd District Court of state jail felony Theft and sentenced to 1 year incarceration in a state jail.
  • On 3/6/2014, former Texas Workforce Commission employee Sharonda L. Freeman, age 40, pleaded guilty to State Jail Felony Theft before the 292nd District Court.  Freeman was sentenced to 2 years incarceration in a State Jail, which was suspended, and she was placed on regular probation for 5 years.  However, Freeman was ordered to serve 3 days incarceration in the Dallas County Jail before beginning probation.  As a condition of probation, Freeman was ordered to make $9,325 restitution and to pay a $1,500 fine. 
  • On 1/22/14, Sharon L. Young, 41, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from Criminal District Court No. 1 on the charge of 3rd Degree Felony Theft.  Young was ordered to make $20,363 restitution, to pay a $2,000 fine and $240 court costs, and to perform 160 hours community service.
  • On 1/14/14, Shelia Y. Poe, 56, received 3 years deferred adjudication probation from the 194th District Court on the charge of state jail felony Securing Execution of Document by Deception.  Poe was ordered to make $4,704 restitution, to pay a $500 fine and $236 court costs, and to perform 120 hours community service.

Dawson County

  • Probation Revocation:  On 7/23/14, the 106th District Court revoked the probation of Billy J. Samora and sentenced him to 15 months state jail time.  By way of memory, on 12/3/06, Samora, age 34, was convicted of state jail felony Tampering With Governmental Record and was sentenced to 5 years regular probation.  Samora was ordered to make $6,716 restitution, to pay a $2,000 fine and $248 court costs, and to perform 400 hours community service.

Fannin County

  • Probation Revocation:  On 12-05-13, the 336th District Court revoked the deferred adjudication probation of Angel N. Brown (Crossland) for violation of the terms and conditions of probation, found her guilty, sentenced her to serve 2 years in a State Jail, and ordered her to present herself to the district clerk’s office once out of jail to make arrangements to pay any remaining restitution, fines, court costs.  By way of memory, on 3/13/08, Brown/Crossland received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 336th District Court on the charge of state jail felony Securing Execution of Document by Deception.  Brown/Crossland was ordered to make $7,304 restitution and to pay $283 court costs.

Galveston County

  • On 5/27/14, Ken O. Burch Sr., 51, was convicted by the 10th District Court of Class A misdemeanor Theft and sentenced to 4 months incarceration in the county jail.  Burch made $10,559 restitution before sentencing and was ordered to pay $313 court costs.

Harris County

  • On 12/18/14, Quantara D. Williams, 29, received 10 years deferred adjudication probation, from the 232nd District Court on the charge of Third Degree Felony Theft.  Williams made $3,000 restitution before sentencing, and was ordered to make the $18,881 balance of restitution owed, to pay $212 court costs, to perform 100 hours community service, and to attend an anti-Theft class.
  • On 12/4/14, Pablo Garza, 40 received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 147th District Court on the charge of state jail felony Theft.  Garza made $2,900 restitution before sentencing, and was ordered to make the $10,434 balance of restitution owed, to pay $212 court costs, and to perform 200 hours community service.
  • On 10/9/14, Brenda C. Davis, 46, received 4 years deferred adjudication probation from the 177th District Court on the charge of state jail felony Theft.  Davis made $1,000 restitution before sentencing and was ordered to make an additional $6,000 restitution, to pay a $1,000 fine, and to perform 140 hours community service.
  • On 8/12/14, Elgin Amboree, 31, received 1 year deferred adjudication probation from the 174th District Court on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Theft.  Amboree made $3,725 restitution before sentencing and was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and to attend an anti-theft class.
  • On 7/1/14, Jamerson T. Lewis, 28, received 1 year deferred adjudication probation from the 338th District Court on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Theft.  Lewis made $10,723 restitution before sentencing and was ordered to pay a $500 fine and $210 in court costs, and to attend an antitheft class.
  • On 5/21/14, Leonard E. Polk, AKA Derrick White, 41, was convicted by the 351st District Court of third degree felony Theft and sentenced to 3 years incarceration in state prison (TDCJ Institutional Division).
  • On 5/13/14, Monica A. Moser, 35, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 177th District Court on the charge of state jail felony Theft.  Moser made $3,000 restitution before sentencing and was ordered to make $14,308 additional restitution.
  • On 4/17/14, Karen L. Wheat, 46, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 208th District Court on the charge of state jail felony Theft.  Wheat was ordered to make $14,708 restitution, to pay a $500 fine and $212 court costs, and to perform 160 hours community service.
  • On 3/28/14, Deroderick T. Fikes, 39, was convicted by the 184th District Court of Class A misdemeanor Theft and sentenced to 1 day incarceration in the county jail.  Fikes made $2,456 restitution before sentencing and was ordered to pay a $500 fine.
  • On 3/3/14, Krysten Sear, 39, received 1 year deferred adjudication probation, from the 263rd District Court on the charge of state jail felony Theft.  Sear made $7,244 restitution before sentencing and was ordered to pay a $500 fine, to perform 80 hours community service, and to attend an anti-Theft class.

Hidalgo County

  • On 8/27/14, Angela Reyes, 38, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from the 430th District Court on the charge of state jail felony Theft.  Reyes made $6,640 restitution before sentencing and was ordered to pay a $500 fine and $313 court costs.
  • Probation Revocation:  On 10/11/12, the deferred adjudication probation of Raul Rodriguez was revoked.  Rodriguez was found guilty and sentenced to serve 25 days in the county jail.  By way of memory, on 5/26/06, Rodriquez, 50, was sentenced to 1 year deferred adjudication probation by the 398th District Court for Class A misdemeanor Theft.  The defendant was ordered to make $3,000.00 restitution.

Jefferson County

  • On 10/3/14, Lisa McDaniel, 55, was convicted by the Criminal District Court of State Jail Felony Theft and placed on 5 yrs. regular probation.  McDaniel was ordered to make $11,590 restitution, to pay $316 court costs, and to perform 400 hours community service.

Kaufman County

  • Probation Revocation:  On 4/9/14, the deferred adjudication probation of Tina M. Ortiz was revoked.  Ortiz was found guilty and sentenced to 8 months incarceration in a state jail.  The revoking judge ordered that restitution of $15,551 be withdrawn from the Inmate’s Trust Account in jail.  By way of memory, on 9/5/07, Ortiz, 44, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 86th District Court on the charge of state jail felony Securing Execution of Document by Deception.  Ortiz was ordered to make $15,551 restitution, to pay $310 court costs, and to perform 120 hours community service.

Moore County

  • On 11/3/14, Dennis W. Ostrander, 44, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 69th District Court on the charge of state jail felony Theft.  Ostrander was ordered to make $11,046 restitution, to pay $370 in court costs, and to perform 200 hours community service.

Travis County

  • On 12/19/14, Chancellor Wade, 40, received 7 years deferred adjudication probation from the 390th District Court on the charge of Third Degree Felony Theft.  Wade was ordered to make $27,363 restitution and to perform 120 hours community service. 
  • On 11/22/13, Terence Henderson, 48, was convicted by the 427th District Court of Class A misdemeanor Securing Execution of Document by Deception and sentenced to 2 days incarceration in the county jail.  Henderson made $6,375 restitution before sentencing and was ordered to pay $267 court costs.
  • On 12/19/14, Chancellor Wade, 40, received 7 years deferred adjudication On 11/6/14, Lasharn A. Hansley, 39, received 6 months deferred adjudication probation from the 331st District Court on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Theft.  Hansley made $4,101 restitution before sentencing.
  • On 11/3/14, Soraia McElveen, was released from community supervision after making full court ordered restitution of $4,425.  By way of memory, McElveen, a federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employee, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from Travis County Court No. 3 on the charge of Class B misdemeanor Fraudulently Obtaining Unemployment Insurance Benefits.  The court ordered McElveen to make $4,425 restitution and to pay $65 court costs.
  • On 9/26/14, Ricardo Lechuga, 51, received 1 year deferred adjudication probation from the 403rd District Court on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Securing Execution of Document by Deception.  Lechuga was ordered to pay a $500 fine and to perform 80 hours community service. 
  • On 6/3/14, Reginald L. Davis, 40, was convicted by the 390th District Court of state jail felony Securing Execution of Document by Deception and sentenced to 110 days incarceration in the county jail.
  • On 5/27/14, Joe E. Williams, 57, was convicted by the 331st District Court of Class A misdemeanor attempted Securing Execution of Document by Deception and sentenced to 90 days incarceration in the county jail.
  • On 4/7/14, Andrew B. Caraway, 49, pleaded guilty before the 390th District Court to Class C Misdemeanor Theft and was ordered to pay a $300 fine and $267 court costs. Caraway made $10,450 restitution before sentencing. 

Waxahachie County

  • On 6/24/14, Shanna L. Lemley, 40, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 40th District Court on the charge of state jail felony Securing Execution of Document by Deception.  Lemley was ordered to make $8,300 restitution, to pay a $2,000 fine and $279 court costs, and to perform 120 hours community service.

Willacy County

  • On 2/6/14, Orlando Perez, 36, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 197th District Court on the charge of state jail felony Theft.  Perez was ordered to make $12,435 restitution, to pay $261 court costs, and to perform 125 hours community service.

Williamson County

  • On 8/23/13, Rodney Penn, 48, received 2 years deferred adjudication probation from County Court No. 2 on the charge of Class A misdemeanor Theft.  Penn was ordered to make $5,586 restitution and to perform 80 hours community service.

Wood County

  • On 7/6/12, John S. Bedford, 41, received 5 years deferred adjudication probation from the 402nd District Court on the charge of state jail felony Theft.  Bedford was ordered to make $3,850 restitution, to pay a $500 fine and $272 court costs, and to perform 160 hours community service.

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