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Massena woman sentenced to year in jail for petit larceny conviction

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MASSENA - A Massena woman with a history of larceny arrests was sentenced to serve one year in the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility for a petit larceny conviction.

Massena Village Justice Eric J. Gustafson sentenced Courtney E. Lashomb, 22, of 82 Cook St., Massena, to 365 days in the county jail and ordered her to pay a $205 surcharge, which was reduced to civil judgment. She was also placed under a one-year conditional discharge with a stipulation she make restitution of $58 following her release from jail.

Lashomb has been incarcerated since Dec. 16 when she was charged with a felony burglary count stemming from an incident in the town of Louisville.

Village police had charged Lashomb with fourth-degree grand larceny following an investigation into the theft of a wallet June 28, 2012 from The Rusty Wheel on Willow Street. Sandra Sharpe told police she had been at the Rusty and had mistakenly left her wallet on the back porch when she went back inside the bar. She said her wallet was missing when she went back to the porch to retrieve it.

Lashomb, in a statement to police, admitted she had taken the wallet. She said she went through the wallet, took $56 in cash and then threw the wallet and its remaining contents on the lawn at St. Mary’s Church.

“I knew it was wrong to take someone else’s property, but I needed the money for gas and food since I didn’t have a job,” she said in the statement she signed for police.

Lashomb’s plea also satisfied a fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property count stemming from an April 2012 incident when she possessed a television that had been stolen from Charlene Lavare. Court documents indicated Lashomb was dating Lavare’s daughter at the time of the incident. Lashomb later reportedly traded the television for prescription drugs.

In other recent court action before Judge Gustafson:

■ Lisa L. Lashomb, 42, of 225 North Main St., Massena, had a petit larceny count reduced to a disorderly conduct violation after she made restitution of $80. She was also fined $100.

Lashomb, a former employee at Kinney Drugs, was reportedly paying out winnings to herself on New York state Lottery tickets that did not have payouts. Lashomb told authorities she had taken approximately $200 from the store using that technique. Store officials had found $70 missing from their accounts on Sept. 3 and Sept. 10.

She said in a statement to investigators she had used some of the money to purchase clothing for her children and to make a car insurance payment.

■ John E. Scott, 38, of 1 Chimney Point Road, Ogdensburg, had bail set at $100 on a driving while intoxicated county pending in village court and was returned to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility. He is also being held on a parole detainer.

Scott was charged with driving while intoxicated following a traffic stop at 2:30 a.m. Jan. 15 on Main Street. He reportedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent.

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