- Associated Press - Saturday, June 13, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld the theft conviction of an Indianapolis woman who pleaded guilty to stealing dozens of well casings worth more than $80,000.

Thirty-seven-year-old Jody Meredith had pleaded guilty to theft for the June 2011 incident in which 40 well casings were stolen from a business in the central Indiana community of Fortville.

A Madison County judge later sentenced Meredith to three years in prison with one year suspended to probation.

The Herald Bulletin reports (https://bit.ly/1BdHzxn ) Meredith had appealed the judge’s order that she pay the business that she stole the well casing pipes from about $40,000, or roughly half the value of those casings.

But in Thursday’s order the appellate court affirmed the lower court’s restitution order and affirmed Meredith’s conviction.

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Information from: The Herald Bulletin, https://www.theheraldbulletin.com


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