WILMINGTON — A local woman received a 10-year prison term for 15 crimes.
Tanya Nicole Howard, 35, of Wilmington was found guilty of engaging in a pattern of criminal activity, three counts of corrupting another with drugs, four counts of theft from a person in a protected class, three counts of theft, one count of forgery, two counts of petty theft, and one count of the illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto the grounds of a detention facility.
In Howard’s convictions for theft from a person in a protected class, three of her victims are classified as elderly and one victim is classified as a disabled adult.
As part of a plea agreement, Howard has agreed to pay $18,585 to one victim; $4,496 to a separate victim; $1,733 to another victim; $1,351 to another victim; $575 to another victim; $429 to another victim; and $349 to another victim.
She has a prior significant criminal history and has served multiple prison terms, according to court papers.
Law enforcement officials and victims approved of the recommended 10-year prison term, court papers stated.
Upon her release from prison, Howard will be supervised by the Ohio Adult Parole Authority for three years.
In an unrelated sentencing, a 15-month prison term was reinstated for a Wilmington woman after she twice violated community controls following a judicial release from prison.
Heather L. Camp, 31, of Wilmington had been convicted of trafficking heroin in 2014 and in 2015.
An early prison release was granted in early 2016, with the remaining prison term suspended. Camp had a positive prison record and had incurred no infractions, and prosecution did not object to Camp’s motion for an early release from prison, stated court papers.
After her release, Camp was placed on community controls in January 2016 for a two-year term, under what’s called the “intense supervision module” or plan. But in November 2016 she tested positive for meth and after being taken into custody admitted to using meth during the weekend of Nov. 19, 2016, according to court papers.
Then, on Feb. 8, 2017, the defendant admitted in a court hearing that she had violated community controls a second time by ingesting meth.
Camp received a credit of 315 days toward the 15-month prison term for time she spent in prison or jail on the case.
Reach Gary Huffenberger at 937-556-5768.
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU