A Brattleboro woman was sentenced recently in Cheshire County Superior Court in Keene on a host of felony charges.
Stefanie A. Nevin, 36, pleaded guilty to two felony charges of theft by deception. According to sentencing documents, she acquired merchandise totaling $2,296.36 from the Walmarts in Keene and Hinsdale in October by paying with credit cards that she was not authorized to use. Later that month, the documents note, she used checks that she was not authorized to issue to acquire $1,266.07 worth of merchandise from Runnings in Hinsdale.
On each charge, she received concurrent sentences of two to seven years in N.H. State Prison and credited for 131 days of time served. For the Walmart thefts, she was ordered to pay restitution of $1,428.81 to People’s United Bank, $867.55 to American Express and $95 to Rebecca Waxman and ordered not to have contact with Waxman or enter the two Walmarts. On the second charge, she was ordered to pay $1,266.07 in restitution to Runnings and not to have contact with Eric and Joy Boyd or to enter the Hinsdale Runnings.
In connection with the Hinsdale theft and another incident in October, Nevin also pleaded guilty to a felony charge of forgery. According to sentencing documents, she fraudulently issued four checks drawn on the Boyds’ account and two checks drawn on Pamela Bickford’s account. She was sentenced to 3½ to seven years in state prison, all suspended for 10 years and consecutive to the previous sentences. She was ordered to pay $66 in restitution to Bickford and to have no contact with her or the Boyds. Sentencing documents do not indicate where she used these forged checks.
Nevin also pleaded guilty to committing identity fraud, a felony, in Hinsdale in November. According to sentencing documents, she posed as Kelsey M. Wood-Lafarr at Walmart, presenting her ID and Social Security number, in order to obtain money. She was sentenced to five to 10 years in state prison, all suspended for 10 years and consecutive to her theft-by-deception sentences.
Stemming from these and other incidents, she also pleaded guilty to a felony charge of receiving stolen property. According to sentencing documents, she retained two credit cards and a checkbook belonging to Bickford; Sara Whittemore’s credit card; Roger Inman’s gas card and ledger; Bernard Jacobs’ debit card; the Boyds’ checkbook; Wood-Lafarr’s designer wallet, containing IDs and cards; and a purse belonging to Hallie Flower, which contained change and her keys. Nevin knew all these items were stolen, or believed they probably had been stolen, the documents note. She was sentenced to 3½ to seven years in state prison, all suspended for 10 years and consecutive to the theft-by-deception sentences. She was ordered to have no contact with Bickford, Whittemore, Inman, Jacobs, the Boyds, Wood-Lafarr and Flower.
Nevin also pleaded guilty to committing unauthorized use, a misdemeanor, in Hinsdale in October, for driving Sierra Gomez’s car without permission, according to sentencing documents. She was sentenced to 12 months in jail, all suspended for three years and consecutive to the theft-by-deception sentences. She was ordered not to have contact with Gomez.
All of Nevin’s suspended sentences are concurrent. Prosecutors dismissed five felony charges of forgery and three charges of receiving stolen property, two felonies and one a misdemeanor.
Other cases recently resolved include:
The court imposed a previously deferred sentence on Robert — aka Raven — Cilibrasi, 24, of Keene. Cilibrasi had pleaded guilty in February 2017 to committing domestic violence-simple assault in Swanzey in December 2016. According to sentencing documents, he struck an intimate partner in the face. He was sentenced to six months in jail and credited for six days of time served. He was ordered to have no contact with his victim, and the balance of his sentence can be suspended until April 2021 after he’s served 30 days, on the condition that he complete the Cheshire County Behavioral Health Court program. Sentencing documents do not indicate why the court imposed the sentence.
Prosecutors dismissed felony charges of possession of heroin with intent to sell and possession of crack cocaine with intent to sell that had been brought against William Houle, 48, of Winchendon, Mass.