Former employees set to be sentenced for stealing from Vic’s

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REED CITY — Two of the three women charged with stealing from the Reed City grocery store where they were employed have entered pleas.

Shelley Stinson, 39, of Reed City, and Corina Johnson, 45, of Chase, have each pleaded guilty to one count of larceny in a building, with the Osceola County Prosecutor’s Office agreeing to dismiss an additional charge of larceny in a building for each of them.

Stinson and Johnson, as well as their co-defendant, Cheryl Wolverton, 36, of Hersey, were accused of stealing lottery tickets, bottle return money and cigarettes from Vic’s Supermarket in Reed City, where they previously worked.

The scam was eventually investigated by the Reed City Police Department.

The plea agreements call for both Johnson and Stinson to receive delayed sentences and pay

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restitution, which has yet to be determined. They also are required to testify against their co-defendant, if necessary.

Wolverton is charged with two counts of larceny in a building. Her case remains in Osceola County’s 77th District Court, with a preliminary exam scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 18.

A sentencing date for Johnson is not yet scheduled, while Stinson is set to be sentenced on Friday, Dec. 15, in Osceola County’s 49th Circuit Court.

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Posted by Emily Grove

Emily is the Herald Review and Pioneer crime and court reporter, covering crime in both Mecosta and Osceola counties. She can be reached by e-mail at emily@pioneergroup.com or by phone at (231) 592-8362.

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