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JUSTICE: Embezzler’s sentence seems excessive

Letter by D.S. Helland, Lakewood on March 28, 2012 at 3:21 pm | 12 Comments »
March 28, 2012 3:27 pm

Regarding the sentence given the 63-year-old woman for embezzlement (TNT, 3-24):

As serious as this crime was, and as serious as I am about enforcing our laws, the 16-year sentence given this woman, considering her age, seems extreme. If memory serves, some violent crimes committed in the past have received lesser sentences than this nonviolent, first-time offense.

I would think that a much shorter sentence combined with restitution and community service would have much better served the concept of justice. I will pray that this 16- year sentence is reviewed with this in mind.

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