FARMINGTON – Two people who stole thousands of dollars from their employers have been placed on probation.
On Nov. 17, Circuit Court Judge Kenneth W. Pratte placed 65-year-old Ima J. Carson of DeSoto on five years of supervised probation and ordered her to pay $51,334 in restitution. She had admitted to stealing from her employer, Multi-Aero, also known as Air Choice One, at Farmington Regional Airport.
Brian Johnston, 29, of Park Hills, was also placed on five years of supervised probation. Johnston had admitted to stealing money from his employer, Proffer Produce. He was ordered not to have contact with Proffer Produce and to pay restitution.
In September, Carson pleaded guilty to stealing. According to court records, while Carson, the accountant, was on vacation, the company discovered thousands of dollars were missing from their company checking account. Company employees discovered checks had been used to pay on Carson’s credit card. When questioned, Carson admitted to writing at least 12 checks between 2004 and 2005.
In October, Johnston pleaded guilty to stealing. According to court records, Proffer contacted police after discovering 28 checks totaling $88,600 from their business account had been cashed by Johnston, who worked for the company. He confessed to writing the checks and had deposited many of them into his personal bank account.
Also placed on five years of supervised probation were D’Anna K. Robinson, 21, of Bonne Terre, for passing a bad check; Darlene Wooley, 39, of Festus, for possession of a chemical with intent to create a controlled substance; Leslie S. Miller, 29, of Bismarck, for possession of meth; John M. Politte, 37, of Leadwood, for failure to support a child; David M. Brann, 45, of Farmington, for possession of meth; Teresa L. Moore, 41, of Farmington, for possession of a meth precursor with intent to manufacture; Keith Alan Sloan, 27, of Desloge, for possession of meth; Lawrence Black, 27, of Park Hills, for possession of meth; Rebecca A. Ketcherside, 35, of Farmington, for possession of meth;
Robert E. Page Jr., 30, of Farmington, for failure to support a child; Nicole Marie Moore, 34, of Sikeston, for possession of controlled substance in a prison; Shawna M. McBrien, 35, of Farmington, for possession of meth; Dlynne Andrasko-Kahn, 34, of St. Louis, for possession of meth; Scotty Ray Stallings, 28, of Pevely, for possession of meth; Joseph Freeman, 27, of Bonne Terre, for second-degree domestic assault; Brenda Smith, 45, of Park Hills, for possession of a meth precursor drug; William David Sharp, 20, of Park Hills, for two counts of sale of a controlled substance; Gregory L. Roberts, 31, of Desloge, for tampering with a motor vehicle; and Joshua Barker, 28, of Park Hills, for driving while intoxicated.