Woman ordered away from victim

Cary Ashby • Apr 20, 2014 at 6:07 AM

A Willard woman is prohibited from having any association with an elderly forgery victim during her two years of probation.

Kimberly D. Slone, 39, most recently of 401 1/2 W. Pearl St., also must reimburse the man $251 and was fined $250. She faces a 90-day discretionary jail term; her probation officer has the discretion of when to impose it or ask the court to have it waived if she does well on community control sanctions.

"The other party knew him (the victim) better than she did," Huron County Public Defender David Longo said, referring to an uncharged co-defendant.

"I didn't know the guy. I didn't steal the check," said Slone, who admitted she knew what she did was wrong.

Slone said she thinks her friend should have been charged as the primary offender.

In late February, Slone pleaded guilty to forgery for a June 21 incident. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dismissed one count of theft of checks.

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