Parshall woman pleads guilty to stealing over $12,000 from City Market | SkyHiNews.com

Parshall woman pleads guilty to stealing over $12,000 from City Market

HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS — A Parshall woman who was arrested last September in relation to a theft that occurred at City Market in Granby has pleaded guilty and is now awaiting sentencing.

In late January of this year 31-year old Parshall resident Penny Sanchez Rivera pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree burglary, a class four felony, and theft, a class one misdemeanor. A single count of felony theft, which Sanchez Rivera was initially charged with, was dismissed as part of the plea agreement she signed.

Officials from the Grand County Court Clerk's Office said the district court has tentatively accepted the plea agreement though official acceptance will not come until a later date, after Grand County's probation office has completed a pre-sentencing investigation. Sanchez Rivera is scheduled to appear for a sentencing hearing on April 11.

Sanchez Rivera's plea agreement, which was worked out between the defendant's legal counsel and prosecutors from the 14th Judicial District Attorney's Office, includes multiple stipulations. Under the terms of her guilty plea for burglary, which is subject to deferred judgment, Sanchez Rivera will receive a three year supervised probation sentence, will be required to perform 200 hours of useful public service and will be required to make a $500 donation to DARE Winter Park. Additional stipulations apply to her burglary charge. Her guilty plea for misdemeanor theft is not subject to deferred judgment.

Sanchez Rivera was initially arrested in early September following a burglary that occurred at Granby's City Market store during the late night to early morning hours of Sept. 6 and 7. According to arrest affidavits filed at the time over $12,000 was discovered missing from self-checkout registers at City Market following the theft. The theft occurred during a power outage that occurred shortly before midnight on Sept. 6.

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