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Press Release - Sentencing of Katherine Smith
Release Date: December 16, 2016


December 16, 2016
     Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the sentencing of Katherine Smith, who appeared before the Honorable William J. McGovern III, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on December 16, 2016.

     Smith, age 26 of Newton, was sentenced to three years of probation and was credited with 33 days time served in the Keogh-Dwyer Correctional Facility.  She was ordered to submit to a TASC evaluation and follow all recommendations from same, complete 30 hours of community service work, submit a DNA sample at her own expense, make restitution in the amount of $196.28, and pay fines and fees totaling $155.00.  She will receive credit for satisfying conditions previously imposed while in the Pre-Trial Intervention Program and, if fully compliant, she may request release from probation after two years.

     She pled guilty on October 17, 2016, to Credit Card Theft, a third degree crime.

     The defendant took her mother’s debit card and made purchases at a Newton business in February of 2012.

     Smith was represented by Leanne Healy, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.

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