MOUNT VERNON — Knox County Common Pleas Court Judge Otho Eyster sentenced three women for felony crimes on Friday.
Jodi M. Blanton, 27, Mount Vernon, was convicted of identity fraud and forgery for receiving medical treatment using another person’s medical card and forging the other person’s handwriting on documents at the doctor’s office, on March 18, 2009. Blanton was sentenced to a three-year term of community control supervision, including a 90-day jail sentence. She was also ordered to pay $160 in restitution and undergo a drug and alcohol assessment. Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher said Blanton will serve an 11-month prison sentence if she violates any of her supervision terms. Detective Craig Feeney, Mount Vernon Police Department, investigated the case.
Shannon N. Thorpe, 36, Frazeysburg, was convicted of deception to obtain a dangerous drug and forgery. Thorpe was sentenced to a three-year term of community control supervision, including a 60-day jail sentence. Thorpe was also ordered to complete a residential drug treatment program, and her driver’s license was suspended for six months. Thatcher said Thorpe will serve a 15-month prison sentence if she violates any of her supervision terms. On Dec. 21, 2009, Thorpe forged a signature on a pharmacy signature log in order to obtain an Alprazolam prescription that belonged to someone else, according to official records. Feeney investigated the case.
Michelle L. Maras, 26, Sylvania, was convicted of receiving stolen property and misuse of a credit card for using a stolen debit card to make a $200 withdrawal from an ATM, on June 9, 2009. Maras was sentenced to a three-year term of community control supervision, and ordered to pay restitution. Detective David McElroy, MVPD, investigated the case.