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Woman charged with stealing from employer granted bond
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Aug 01, 2013 | 2761 views | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A local woman was recently granted bond on a theft by taking charge with the stipulation that she enroll in drug treatment within a three-week period.

Tonya Marie Kerse was arrested June 13 for taking property valued at more than $1,000 from a former employer. She was in Jones County Superior Court July 18 asking for a bond.

Superior Court Judge Trent Brown granted Kerse a $15,000 bond with the caveat that she find an inpatient drug treatment facility and become successfully enrolled in the allotted time. She is to remain in treatment for a minimum of 180 days.

If those requirements are not met, Kerse is to turn herself in to the Jones County Law Enforcement Center.

Jones County Sheriff’s Investigator Kenny Gleaton testified at the defendant’s bond hearing. He told the court that Kerse cleaned the victim’s home while she was in the hospital, and when the victim got home, she noticed items missing.

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