Norwalk man punished in theft of $1,000 from credit union

Defense attorney: "My client admits to having a substantial substance abuse problem."
Heather Chapin-Fowler
Jul 28, 2014

 

A 41-year-old Norwalk man who stole more than $1,000 last year from the Firelands Credit Union was sentenced to a community based correction facility during a recent hearing of the Huron County Common Pleas Court.

Carlos Withrow Jr., 59 Glover Ave., pleaded guilty to the a charge of forgery in exchange for the dismissal of four other counts of forgery as part of the plea agreement in May, according to court records.

The theft, which occurred in December 2013, was in connection to a family member who was also Withrow's employer. The court ordered Withrow to have no association with the man since the allegations initially came to light.

The family member, a victim in this case, was not at the hearing Wednesday but his statement was taken in consideration as the Judge James Conway made the decision on an appropriate sentence.

Those no association orders remain in effect, according to a ruling by the judge.

The amount the court has charged Withrow with stealing is $1,400, but Withrow's attorney John Allton said that may not be accurate.

As far as the judge is concerned, if the amount isn't accurate, Withrow can take it up with the court at a later date, he said.

In addition to the forgery conviction, Withrow was also sentenced on an unrelated case of possession of heroin from a March case that Norwalk Police investigated, according to officials.

"My client admits to having a substantial substance abuse problem," Allton said.

A community-based correctional facility has already agreed to take Withrow in lieu of a prison stay. "We think that's an appropriate sentence in this case," Allton said.

The community based correctional facility can hold Withrow up to six months or release him in as little as four months based on his progress and behavior at the facility, Conway said.

If Withrow violates the orders of the community based correction facility, he can be sentenced to serve prison time.

Withrow will be under intensive supervised probation when he is released from custody for a period up to three years, Conway said.

At the time of his release, he will be ordered as part of his probationary sanction to hold down full-time employment and submit to random drug-screening, Conway said.

In addition to the incarceration and rehabilitation efforts, Withrow will also have to pay $1,400 to the credit union, $40 to Norwalk Police for the laboratory testing on the heroin that was used in the case, $250 for his court-appointed attorney and $500 in fines, Conway said.

A payment plan will be set up as Withrow is released from incarceration.

Comments

ROFLMAO

old boy looks rough.

mikeylikesit

yeah, he went to one of my "girls of cbcf" parties the night before he was arrested. he looked so young, i had to check his id at the door. this was the result the next morning. what a party!

mikeylikesit

im not sure but i think he's married now too..

TheGravyWhisperer

...the gals must find the cowl look stylish ...a real turn on

TOPGUN01

THIS IS WHAT YOU GET FROM A MOM THAT CAN NOT SAY NO!!!TO HER SON!HE IS OVER 40 YRS OLD AND DOPE WAS ALWAYS NO1 .HOPE HE CAN STAY CLEAN WHEN HE GETS OUT?