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Malden woman receives jail time, probation

Published: Monday, June 16, 2014 3:27 p.m. CST

PRINCETON — A Malden woman has been placed on five years probation after entering a guilty plea in Bureau County Court to the Class 2 felony of theft.

Sara C. Goodman, 26, entered her guilty plea on June 4 before Associate Circuit Judge Cornelius J. Hollerich. In addition to five years TASC probation, Goodman was ordered to pay fines, fees and court costs totaling $961 from her bond and to attend TASC counseling. She was also ordered to pay a $25 monthly probation fee, submit to random drug testing and serve 90 days in the Bureau County Jail. The TASC probation program is an intensive probation designed for non-violent offenders with an addiction.

On Jan. 26, 2012, the Bureau County Sheriff’s Department was investigating a suspicious person on private property. In the course of that investigation, a person fled on foot and was later apprehended. An inventory of the vehicle he was operating contained silverware and silver serving dishes and trays. It was determined those and other items had been stolen from a Malden couple. Goodman was implicated by the driver of the vehicle and she later admitted her involvement in obtaining the silver and selling some of it. Goodman was charged with felony theft on March 19, 2013.

Goodman was previously convicted of unlawful possession of a controlled substance in 2010 in Cook County.

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