Medina County Courthouse

Friday, August 27, 2010

Wadsworth Man Sentenced for Theft

Daniel W. Lanier, 51, of Grandview Avenue in Wadsworth, Ohio, was sentenced by Judge James L. Kimbler for Theft, a first degree misdemeanor. Judge Kimbler sentenced Mr. Lanier to 180 days in jail, but suspended the sentence on condition that he satisfactorily complete supervision by the Medina County Adult Probation Department. The conditions of his supervision include making restitution to Wal-Mart in the amount of $623.00 and complying with the general terms of supervision for two years.

Mr. Lanier is a former employee of Wal-Mart who took money from three cash registers while he was working one evening. His actions were recorded by a video recording system. The next day, when he came into work, he was fired. Mr. Lanier told the probation officer who wrote the pre-sentence investigation report that he had a good job and he "messed it up." He also said that he was "really sorry" for his actions.

Originally the Medina County Grand Jury indicted Mr. Lanier for a felony, but the State of Ohio moved to amend the indictment on condition that Mr. Lanier enter a guilty plea and agree to make restitution.

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