Before announcing Schneider’s sentence, the judge said, “The mitigating factors in this case are that Ms. Schneider comes with no prior criminal history. She’s a high school graduate, and she pled guilty, which saved the state time and money .... The aggravating factor is she did violate trust.”
Webster entered a judgment of a Class A misdemeanor and one year of reporting probation.
He said the question of whether the clerk will keep her job or not will be left up to someone at the state level. He was not sure who that would be. Both Hertel and Ewbank were also uncertain.
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