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Accused Brimfield thief seeks drug treatment

By DAVE O'BRIEN Staff Writer Published: April 19, 2017 4:00 AM
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A former Tallmadge woman accused of stealing more than $3,400 in cash from the Brimfield Walmart while employed there in July 2014 has applied in Portage County Common Pleas Court for drug treatment intervention in lieu of a felony conviction.

The Portage County Public Defender's Office last week filed a motion seeking drug treatment for Christina M. Oswald, 27, now of Akron.

Oswald was indicted in October 2014 on a charge of theft, a fifth-degree felony, after a Brimfield police investigation revealed she stole more than $3,415 from her former employer while working there between June 18 and July 21, 2014.

According to the motion, Oswald's charge "is directly related to her drug and/or alcohol dependency." If it is granted, Oswald could be ordered to complete one year in a drug treatment program. If she does so successfully, her felony charges could be dismissed.

Oswald was served with her indictment in February, pleaded not guilty and is free on bond. The case is assigned to Judge Becky Doherty.


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redleg6 Apr 19, 2017 2:08 PM

From above:..has applied in Portage County Common Pleas Court for drug treatment intervention in lieu of a felony conviction.....

**** The criminal has to APPLY for the courts AGENDA.??, the "Drugs Made Me Do It, SPA Treatment Program"...???

Judge Becky will have this woman Sitting in a Circle in No time...A perfect Candidate for the AGENDA....

Shrinks are being hired as fast as the courts LET"M GO....