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Keener avoids jail in embezzlement case
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In a case that apparently fell through the cracks of justice, a six-year-old embezzlement case has been settled with the defendant avoiding jail time – provided she pay back $9,500 to the victimized business.The defendant, Joyce Keener, was granted a pre-trial diversion on the charge of felony theft. As part of her requirements for the pre-trial diversion she must pay $9,500 to the victim, which is the former Phillips 66 company located on Beersheba Street.Her diversion comes more than six years after she was indicted on the charge of theft over $60,000 back in 2006. Keener was the manager of Phillips 66 when thousands of dollars worth of money and lottery tickets disappeared.