Ex-legal secretary admits estate thefts

Published: Monday, June 29, 2015 @ 9:45 PM
Updated: Monday, June 29, 2015 @ 9:45 PM

A former legal secretary who admitted to stealing from estates could be sentenced to nearly three years in prison.

Lynette Foureman is to be sentenced Aug. 17 after pleading guilty Monday in Darke County Common Pleas Court to two counts of felony grand theft and one count of felony theft. She remains free on bond.

The first count accuses her of taking more than $107,900 from the estate of Arthur Schaub between 2010 and 2014. The second count accuses her of taking more than $24,500 from the estate of Ruth Schaub during that same time period.

The third count stems from a separate indictment accusing her of stealing $2,000 from the estate of Helen Meyer in 2014.

A charge of attempted aggravated theft was dismissed as part of a plea agreement with the prosecutor’s office.

County Prosecutor R. Kelly Ormsby recommended a 24-month prison sentence.

The grand theft counts carry a maximum of 18 months in prison. The theft charge carries a maximum of 12 months. Foureman also could be ordered to serve up to three years of post-release control.

Florida woman, 81, smashes car into McDonald's: 'Glass flew everywhere'

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 1:54 AM

The remnants of a car that smashed into a McDonald’s just west of Boynton. (Photo by Alexandra Seltzer / The Palm Beach Post)
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
The remnants of a car that smashed into a McDonald’s just west of Boynton. (Photo by Alexandra Seltzer / The Palm Beach Post)(Palm Beach Post Staff Writer)

An 81-year-old woman suffered minor injuries after she lost control of her Toyota Solara and backed into the glass windows of a McDonald’s west of Boynton Beach, Florida, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

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The woman will be charged with careless driving, PBSO spokesperson Teri Barbera said Monday.

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The crash happened around 3:30 p.m. at Military Trail and Boynton Beach Boulevard when the woman backed up and inadvertently drove through the window.

“Glass flew everywhere,” said a witness, who said she was drinking a soda inside when the car plowed through the window.

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The witness, who asked not to be identified, said the glass cut her fingers. She said the driver then drove forward and hit her parked Volkswagen. The driver continued about 150 feet and hit a tree next to a canal, Barbera said.

A McDonald’s representative declined to comment. The store and drive-through remain open.


Trial set in fatal hit-and-run allegation against Kenton Ridge teacher

Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 10:14 AM
Updated: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 4:06 PM

Trial date set in Baggs case

A trial date has been set for a Kenton Ridge High School teacher charged with vehicular manslaughter.

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Kristine Baggs faces charges in connection with an alleged hit-and-run pedestrian accident that killed Lawrence Mason, 45, of Medway, in September 2016.

Attorneys met in Clark County Common Pleas Court on Monday for a scheduling conference. A hearing wasn’t conducted in open court and she didn’t appear in the courthouse.

The trial against Baggs is set to begin June 7. She is expected to appear in court for pre-trial hearings on March 27 and May 22.

She was placed on paid administrative suspension from the school after she was charged in November.

District policy dictates licensed teachers must be placed on paid leave pending the outcome of their legal case, Northeastern Superintendent John Kronour said.

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Mason was standing on the side of North Tecumseh Road when he allegedly was struck and killed by a silver 2015 Dodge Durango in September 2016, according to an Ohio State Highway Patrol crash report. The vehicle and driver left the scene, according to investigators.

The case is being handled by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. They declined to comment. Clark County Prosecutor Andy Wilson said his office is unable to prosecute because of a conflict of interest.

Defense attorney Richard Mayhall, who represents Baggs, didn’t return a phone call from the Springfield News-Sun seeking comment Monday.

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According to public records obtained during the Springfield News-Sun payroll project, Baggs made a little more than $52,000 last year.

Springfield woman accused of not treating 3-month-old with broken leg

Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 12:46 PM

            Gloria Hoessli appears in Clark County Municipal Court on Monday. Jeff Guerini/Staff
Gloria Hoessli appears in Clark County Municipal Court on Monday. Jeff Guerini/Staff

A Medway woman has been accused of delaying care for a 3-month-old child with a broken leg.

Gloria Hoessli, 22, pleaded not guilty to a charge of child endangering in Clark County Municipal Court on Monday. Her bond was set at $20,000.

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On Dec. 26, investigators were called to Dayton Children’s Hospital where a 3-month-old child was being treated for a broken leg and a possible old fracture, according to a report from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Hoessli allegedly told them the fracture occurred on Dec. 25 when her 2-year-old child fell on the infant, the report says, and that the old fracture probably happened in a similar way.

When the infant was hurt, Hoessli allegedly had her mother look at the injury and she thought the child was fine, the report says. An officer spoke with Hoessli’s mother and confirmed that she had checked the injury and didn’t think it was bad, according to the report.

Clark County Children’s Services had been trying to reach Hoessli because the child allegedly tested positive for methamphetamine at birth, the report says. Hoessli allegedly told officials that she had tried to return Children’s Services’ calls and assured them she hadn’t been using drugs.

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A safety plan was set up for the children involving monitoring from Hoessli’s mother, according to the report, and a follow-up meeting was scheduled for Jan. 5.

During the meeting, Hoessli allegedly revealed that the child’s injury had actually occurred on Dec. 24, two days before she brought the child into the hospital. The injury allegedly occurred while the child was being cared for by the baby’s father, a wanted fugitive.

Hoessli also allegedly told officials that she used meth the night before their meeting.

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On Friday, Jan. 19, a Clark County officer spoke with a Dayton Children’s Hospital employee who said that didn’t Hoessli allegedly show up for an appointment to assess the child’s injuries and didn’t answer the hospital’s phone calls, the report says.

Springfield man accused of selling relative’s guitars to pawn shop

Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 7:40 AM

            Vincent T. Ware
Vincent T. Ware

A Springfield man is facing charges after he allegedly stole about $2,000 worth of guitars from a relative and sold them to a local pawn shop.

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Vincent T. Ware, 32, has been charged with receiving stolen property and theft charges, according to Clark County Jail records. He’s expected to appear in the Clark County Municipal Court at 10:30 a.m. today.

In September, a Springfield man reported three guitars stole from his residence, according to a police report. On Dec. 15, the man told police two of his guitars were located at a pawn shop on East Main Street. An employee told police Ware sold the guitars to the business on Sept. 11 and a warrant was later filed for his arrest for receiving stolen property, the report said.

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Ware is also facing a theft charge for allegedly shoplifting about $50 in toys from Big Lots on Leffel Lane, according to a police report. On Nov. 30, an employee reported a man put toys in his jacket and walked out without paying. The employee then took a photo of the man before he started running towards Clifton Avenue. Police were able to identify Ware from the photo, the report said.

Ware was arrested at about 8:15 a.m. Sunday morning, jail records said.


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