A woman who pawned electronics that did not belong to her has been sentenced to serve 120 days, the crime violating her probation she had been free on for prior forgery convictions.
The defendant, Cynthia Baer, entered guilty pleas before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to charges of theft and was ordered to serve 120 days of a two-year sentence and must make restitution to the victim. She also had her probation extended by two years because she was on probation on five counts of forgery at the time of her most recent crime.
Her sentence comes after investigators linked illegally pawned merchandise back to her. Specifically, lawmen say Baer pawned a Hewlett Packard computer and a Sylvania television that did not belong to her.
“She caused the items to be pawned that were rented by another person and owned by Aaron’s,” said McMinnville police investigator Barry Powers.
Powers noted Baer received $385 from Kevin’s Quick Pawn in exchange for the items. However, such transactions are recorded and proof the person’s identity is required. The fact she pawned the rented items not only led to charges for her selling what then constituted stolen property, but also led to the additional charge for her accepting money from the pawn shop when she knew the electronics did not belong to her.