Defendant agrees to repay $118,000 embezzled from Tipp City hotel

Published: Thursday, March 23, 2017 @ 4:50 PM
Updated: Friday, September 08, 2017 @ 5:10 PM

The Tipp City Council is deciding where to build a new water tower to serve the city’s low service area. The current tower on that part of the city water system is the 1930s tower on Bowman Avenue, which has been proposed for demolition. CONTRIBUTED
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The Tipp City Council is deciding where to build a new water tower to serve the city’s low service area. The current tower on that part of the city water system is the 1930s tower on Bowman Avenue, which has been proposed for demolition. CONTRIBUTED(Contributing Writer)

UPDATE @ 5:10 p.m. (Sept. 8):  A Dayton man accused of embezzling more than $100,000 from the La Quinta Inn in Tipp City has been approved to participate in a treatment program with conditions that include him paying $118,012 restitution. 

Timothy J. Villasenor, 54, was indicted this year on a charge of felony grand theft accusing him of stealing from the inn on Weller Drive between Jan. 1, 2013, and April 20, 2016. 

Villasenor returned to Miami County Common Pleas Court this week, where Judge Jeannine Pratt OK’d a request for treatment in lieu of conviction.

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He entered a conditional plea of guilty as part of an agreement in which he will be required to complete two years of a rehabilitation program. 

Program conditions include attending outpatient treatment, performing 30 hours community service, abstaining from illegal drugs and alcohol use and not participating in gambling online or at any establishment. 

If Villasenor violates agreement terms, he would be sentenced on the grand theft charge, Prat said.

EARLIER REPORT

A Dayton man charged with stealing more than $150,000 from a Tipp City business pleaded not guilty to felony grand theft Thursday in Miami County Common Pleas Court.

Timothy Villasenor, 54, is accused of stealing from the LaQuinta Inn in Tipp City between Jan. 1, 2013, and April 20, 2016. The indictment alleges more than $150,000 but less than $175,000 was stolen.

Villasenor's pretrial hearing was scheduled for April 4. He was released on his own recognizance.