A Westminster woman who pleaded guilty in February to forgery, theft and malicious destruction was sentenced to seven years in prison yesterday.
Carroll County Circuit Court records showed that Mary Katherine Reardon, 25, of Main Street passed more than $2,750 in bad checks to local merchants and forged her mother's name to steal more than $3,800 from her mother's accounts at Taneytown Bank and Trust.
Reardon also pleaded guilty to pouring charcoal lighter fluid over an acquaintance's car last summer.
In return for Reardon's pleas, prosecutors dropped remaining charges from a total of 16 cases against her. Most were for passing bad checks.
Judge Francis M. Arnold imposed a 10-year prison sentence on one forgery count, suspended all but seven years of that term and made all other sentences totaling 44 1/2 years concurrent with the forgery sentence.
The judge also said he would consider modifying the sentence after two years, if Reardon successfully completes a drug treatment program at Second Genesis. She must serve two years in prison before seeking acceptance into the treatment program, court records showed.
Judge Arnold also placed the woman on five years of supervised probation upon her release and ordered restitution of $7,894, payable in varying amounts to Taneytown Bank and Trust and 13 merchants in the county.
Reardon had repaid $500 of the $8,394 stolen between April 1994 and June 6 last year, according to court records.
Pub Date: 5/02/96