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Pizza manager enters plea for embezzlement
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The manager of a now-defunct pizza business has been sentenced to probation for embezzling from her employer.
The defendant, Victoria Isavelle Hernandez, 22, entered a no-contest plea before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to the charge of grand theft. She was granted a three-year judicial diversion due to her lack of a prior criminal record.
The diversion means she will be on probation for three years. Provided she meets the terms of her probation and gets into no further trouble with the law during that time, she can request her criminal record be erased. She will also be required to make $3,041 restitution and perform 50 hours public service work.
An additional requirement that she stay away from the business she embezzled from, Papa Murphy’s, will not be necessary since the local pizzeria has gone out of business. Papa Murphy’s folded its local operation two weekends ago after being open in McMinnville for over four years at Northgate Center.
In the case of Hernandez, McMinnville police detective Barry Powers said she was skimming from bank deposits while she was manager at the local business. Specifically, she failed to make bank deposits of Papa Murphy’s proceeds from April to June of last year.
Powers said Hernandez admitted to taking money from deposits.