Thieving Store Clerk Gets In-Home, Must Repay
By Mike Perleberg
Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center
(Aurora, Ind.) – Dearborn Superior Court I Judge Jon Cleary has told a former convenience store clerk that she must pay back all the money she stole from her employer.
Last October, Tammera Jones was accused of embezzling more than $25,000 in cash from Kennett River City Marathon in Aurora and Kennett Truck Stop in Greendale between October 2010 and March 2012. She had been promoted to store manager two years before her arrest, responsible for making bank deposits and filling the store’s ATM.
Jones, 45, of Dillsboro, appeared in court October 8 to plead guilty to two counts of Theft (Class D felony). Cleary sentenced her to 3 ½ years. Jones will serve 180 days on in-home incarceration and the rest on probation.
Jones must also pay $25,800 in restitution to her former employer. She paid $10,000 of that amount on the date of her sentencing.
The sentencing order stated Jones’ probation could be terminated early if she pays the full amount of restitution after completing her in-home incarceration.