A Keene man was sentenced recently in Cheshire County Superior Court in Keene for stealing money from his employer.
James S. Saunders, 27, pleaded guilty to committing felony theft by unauthorized taking in Keene in May. According to sentencing documents, he stole between $1,000 and $1,500 from Lineage Vapors while employed there. He was sentenced to 360 days in jail, with 330 days suspended for five years. He will be placed on probation for three years upon release, and he was ordered to pay $1,428 in restitution to Kyle Ezzio, the store’s owner, and to perform 15 hours of community service.
Prosecutors dismissed a felony charge of falsifying physical evidence.
Other cases recently resolved include:
Margaret L. Carolan, 29, of Richmond pleaded guilty to committing felony theft by unauthorized taking in Keene in April. According to sentencing documents, she left Target with a cart full of merchandise valued between $1,000 and $1,500, then abandoned the cart and fled when approached by store security. She was sentenced to one to four years in N.H. State Prison, all suspended for five years and consecutive to a previous sentence. She was ordered to not enter the premises of the Keene store. Sentencing documents do not indicate for what crime the previous sentence was imposed or how long it is.
Prosecutors dismissed a misdemeanor charge of willful concealment.
Sarah Hilow, 26, of Keene pleaded guilty to selling heroin, a felony, in Keene in May. She was sentenced to 12 months in jail, all suspended for two years and consecutive to a previous sentence for selling heroin on another instance in May. The Sentinel previously reported that she had pleaded guilty to that felony charge in September and had been sentenced to 12 months in jail, all suspended for five years.
The court imposed a previously suspended sentence on Sarah Cooke, 28, of Richmond. Cooke had pleaded guilty to violating her probation in October 2017 on a felony conviction for possessing Suboxone in Keene in August 2014. The court imposed the balance of the suspended sentence, 193 days. She is eligible for home release on electronic monitoring. Sentencing documents do not indicate why the court imposed the sentence or how she violated her probation.
Steven L. Hale, 52, of Troy pleaded guilty to violating his probation in September on a 2017 felony conviction for possessing fentanyl in Keene in April 2017. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and is eligible for home release on electronic monitoring. Sentencing documents do not indicate how he violated his probation.
Amanda Dodge, 32, of Keene pleaded guilty to violating her probation in July on a felony conviction for selling fentanyl in Keene in January. She was sentenced to 29 days in jail and was credited for 29 days of time served. Sentencing documents do not indicate how she violated her probation.
Prosecutors dismissed a felony charge of possession of cocaine and fentanyl that had been brought against Michael Cuzzi, 29, of Rindge after a motion to suppress was granted.