Foureman pleads guilty


GREENVILLE — A former legal secretary pleaded guilty in Darke County Common Pleas Court Monday morning to stealing from estates administered by her boss’s law firm.

Lynette K. Foureman, of Arcanum, will face sentencing Aug. 17 at 9 a.m. after pleading guilty to two counts of grand theft, fourth-degree felonies, and one count of theft, a fifth-degree felony.

The first charge of grand theft alleges she took approximately $107,935 from the estate of Arthur Schaub between 2010 and 2014. The second grand theft charge alleges she took approximately $24,579 from the estate of Ruth Schaub between 2010 and 2014.

The theft charge was from a second case, in which she was indicted for stealing $2,000 from the estate of Helen Meyer in May and June 2014.

A charge of attempted aggravated theft was dismissed as part of the plea agreement.

Speaking for the state, County Prosecutor R. Kelly Ormsby recommended a 24-month prison sentence for Foureman. Any possible restitution had not yet been determined.

The grand theft charges carry a maximum of 18 months in prison, and the theft charge has a maximum of 12 months in prison. Foureman also faces up to three years of post-release control.

She remains free on bond.

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