A woman arrested for identity theft and fraudulent use of a credit card almost a year ago and earlier for obtaining a controlled substance by fraud has been granted probation.
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33 year old Stephanie Sue Summers entered a plea in DeKalb County Criminal Court Tuesday, December 12 to two counts of identity theft and two counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and received a four year sentence in each case. She is to serve a total of eight years on these charges to run concurrently with a Putnam County case against her. The sentence has been suspended to supervised probation and she has been granted judicial diversion. Summers must also make restitution of $6,817 and she is under a restraining order to keep away from Walmart.
According to Smithville police, the victim in the case filed a report of credit card fraud on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 after receiving mail from a bank informing him of a past due amount on a credit card. The victim contacted the bank and received an account summary of the credit card with purchases having been made three times at the local Wal-Mart. Upon investigation it was discovered that Summers had obtained the victim’s credit card without his knowledge or consent and proceeded to make purchases. The drug offenses occurred in May, 2016
41 year old Rachel Lucille Sprague entered a plea to sale of a schedule II drug and received a three year sentence suspended to probation. She was fined $2,000 and must make restitution of $90 to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department. Sprague was charged in an undercover investigation earlier this year.
39 year old Stephen Anthony Patterson entered a plea to charges of possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell and a second offense of driving under the influence. He received a six year sentence for the meth charge and 11 months and 29 days in the DUI case. The terms are to run concurrently with each other but they have been suspended to supervised probation except for 45 days to serve. He was fined $2,600. Patterson was given 38 days jail credit.
Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on Sunday, February 19 a deputy responded to the intersection of Curtis Road and Sparta Highway due to a vehicle which was found setting at a stop sign for a long period of time. The deputy came upon the scene and saw the driver pulling out on Sparta Highway heading east before crossing over into the oncoming lane of travel. The vehicle eventually stopped at a residence on Sparta Highway. The officer approached the vehicle and made contact with the driver, Patterson who was slumped over in the vehicle . His eyes were bloodshot and he appeared to be under the influence. Patterson performed poorly on field sobriety tasks and was placed under arrest. While conducting a search of Patterson, the deputy found in his right front pocket a baggie in a metal container that held 0.93 grams of methamphetamine which field tested positive. The container also held 43 ½ xanax pills. The officer further recovered $467 in cash on Patterson’s person. After Patterson was transported to the jail for booking, a correctional officer found a black baggie in Patterson’s hoodie pocket which held 99 whole plus two halves more of xanax pills.
30 year old Phillip Andrew Martin entered a plea to a second offense of driving while license revoked and received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days suspended to supervised probation.