Woman convicted of stealing from 93-year-old sentenced to prison

Published: Monday, December 04, 2017 @ 4:16 PM

Sarah Moore
Sarah Moore

A West Milton woman convicted of forging checks and using a credit card to steal from a woman for whom she was hired to provide care was sentenced Monday to a year in prison.

Sarah Moore, 36, originally was charged with misuse of a credit card and five counts of forgery for stealing from the 93-year-old woman in West Milton.

The woman's son reported the thefts to West Milton police this summer after his mother received a call from a credit card company about possible fraudulent charges. The bill contained more than $4,000 in charges, police reports said.

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Moore was accused of using the credit card and checks to pay her own cable and water bills, to buy gas, to make smaller transactions and receive cash back and to pay for services for a boyfriend in prison, police reported. The forgery charges involved checks taken from the woman's checkbook and cashed.

As part of a plea deal, four forgery charges were dismissed in exchange for Moore's guilty pleas on the two charges and payment of restitution in Miami County Common Pleas Court. The amount of restitution for forgery was $270 while the credit card amount has not been confirmed.

Moore asked Judge Christopher Gee not to send her to prison so she could continue efforts at sobriety and "gain my life back. I don't want to live this way anymore."

Assistant Prosecutor Janna Parker asked for prison time saying Moore "took advantage of the most vulnerable part of our population."

Gee said Moore had made some progress following a history of convictions and a prior prison sentence. "If this is the life you don't want to live ... change it," he said.

Moore will receive credit for 113 days served in the county jail.

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One in custody after OSP pursuit on I-75 in Miami County

Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 3:34 AM

Pursuit on I-75 in Miami County ends in arrest

A pursuit that occurred on northbound I-75 in Miami County ended with one suspect in police custody, officials say. 

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The pursuit started at the 67 milemarker and ended at the 73 milemarker early Friday morning, per initial reports.

The pursuit did not end in a crash and no injuries were reported, per officials.

Police also reportedly had someone at gunpoint on a ramp near where the pursuit ended.

We’re working to learn if a passenger reportedly fled, as officials were reportedly looking for an individual in the area where the pursuit ended. 

We’ll continue to update this story with more details. 

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Police investigate reported robbery at Kroger in Piqua

Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 1:34 AM

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Piqua police are investigating a robbery that occurred at the Kroger on Covington Avenue late Thursday night.

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According to officials, an individual dressed in all black entered the store around 11 p.m., demanded money from a cashier, and left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The robber did not display any weapons during the incident and no one was harmed. 

Police are unsure if the person left on foot or in a vehicle.

The incident remains under investigation at this time. 

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Major Wright-Patt gate will temporarily close today

Published: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Updated: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 2:14 AM

Major Wright-Patt gate will temporarily close

A major gateway will close at Wright-Patterson today for maintenance, impacting the travel of thousands of commuters.

Gate 19B off National Road will be closed from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., according to base spokesman Daryl Mayer.

More than 5,700 inbound drivers travel through the entrance and nearly 6,300 drive off base through the gate every work day.

Crews will work on “routine maintenance” at the gateway, Mayer said.

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“Since that (gate) is open 24/7 normally, they never have a chance to work on it,” he said.

Motorists may use Gates 1B off Springfield Street and Gate 22B off Interstate 675 as alternatives, according to Wright-Patterson.

Gate 19B had a major makeover last year with $1.3 million in upgrades that added overhead canopies, more guard booths and a barrier system, Wright-Patterson has said.

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The base closed Gate 26A off Ohio 235 because of security concerns this month. The gate, which had more than 5,000 vehicles a day, remains closed.

A new $10.5 million replacement gate, combining the current Gate 26A and the commercial truck entrance at Gate 16A off Ohio 444, is due to open late next year.

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Man jailed on suspicion of murder indicted on more charges

Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 2:06 AM

A man already jailed on suspicion of murder in a Dayton homicide that occurred in January, was indicted Thursday on more charges.

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Kalvin K. Jones, 23, was indicted for aggravated possession of drugs and possession of cocaine, after a April 2017 case against him was reopened, according to online court documents.

Jones was already being held in Montgomery County Jail on a count of murder after he was accused in the death of Michael Cook, 21, found dead in an alley on Brooklyn Avenue.

He is being held on a $1 million bond on the murder charge, with a hearing set for June 22 in that case, court documents show.

Jones is scheduled to be arraigned on the drug charges Tuesday.

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