A Tipp City woman sentenced less than a month ago to community control after pleading to the theft of $35,000 worth of coins and other gold and silver was ordered Monday, June 19, to serve nine months in prison after violating conditions of probation.
Sara Keeton, 25, admitted to possessing fake urine on June 8, using illegal drugs and failing to report contact with police to her probation officer.
She was placed on community control May 30 after pleading no contest and being found guilty of stealing silver and gold items from a Troy man’s cupboards.
Keeton Monday asked Judge Christopher Gee of Miami County Common Pleas Court to give her a second chance to seek treatment. Gee said she had failed to obtain drug and mental health assessments by June 9, as ordered May 30.
“You did nothing I told you,” Gee told Keeton before ordering the nine months in the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction for Women. She was given credit for 30 days spent in jail and reminded she still will be required to pay $35,000 restitution along with court costs.