Convicted thief agrees to pay up to $12,000 in restitution

Woman guilty of skimming from store where she was manager.
Cary Ashby
Aug 13, 2014

A rural Greenwich woman who pleaded guilty Tuesday to theft also agreed to pay as much as $12,000 in restitution for skimming from the store where she was the store manager.

Tara L. Barber, 39, of 1121 Clayberg Road, No. 114, was convicted of an amended charge of theft. Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Patrick Hakos said it was lowered from a fourth-degree felony to a fifth-degree felony based on Barber's willingness to pay full restitution.

Huron County Public Defender David Longo clarified that his client agreed to pay up to $12,000 if that amount is confirmed by the victim.

"It's possible some of the money was found," Longo added.

Starting in early November, Barber wrote up seven fake deposit slips for the Dollar General in Plymouth, deposited a different amount than was on the slip and turned in slips for what should have been the correct amount, Hakos said. The Plymouth Police Department investigated the case after Dollar General loss prevention workers confronted Barber.

"She took seven deposits over seven months," Hakos added.

Barber, who is out on bond, faces six to 12 months behind bars when she is sentenced Oct. 2.