MIAMI COUNTY — The woman responsible for stealing $26,103 from the Tipp City Dairy Queen to fuel her heroin habit was granted an in lieu of conviction option in Miami County Common Pleas Court Thursday.
Jenna Jaynes, 23, of Union, was granted the stay in her case as she pursues drug treatment options at the Turning Point facility and the Miami County Drug Court program for the next three years. Jaynes entered a plea of guilty for fourth degree grand theft, which will remain pending her completion of the conditions of the treatment plans filed with the court.
Jaynes declined to comment during the hearing. Her defense attorney Jeremy Tomb said he believed Jaynes “to truly be remorseful in this matter.”
Judge Jeannine Pratt ordered Jaynes to pay $1,103 in restitution to the Tipp City Dairy Queen. The company’s insurance covered $25,000 in the theft and Jaynes was ordered to pay the remaining balance.
Jaynes admitted in court to stealing the money from her former employer to buy heroin. Judge Pratt ordered Jaynes to also maintain full-time employment, attend NA/AA meetings twice a week, and complete a mental health assessment.
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