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Norfolk-area woman must comply with terms of conditional discharge

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MASSENA - A Norfolk-area woman charged with stealing change from her father’s business will be required to successfully complete a chemical dependency program as part of her sentence.

Michelle L. Zakarauskas, 22, of state Route 420, Norfolk, was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge with a stipulation she not use illicit substances and ordered to pay a $125 surcharge by Massena Town Justice James M. Crandall after she pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in a plea bargain agreement.

Massena-based state police had charged Zakarauskas, then listing a 373 Hurley Road, Brasher Falls address, with petit larceny stemming from an incident that occurred on Sept. 28. She reportedly removed approximately $15 in change from a coin jar at her father’s U-Haul and taxi business on state Route 420 after volunteering to answer phones at the business.

Michael Zakarauskas told troopers he had noticed the money was missing because he had checked his money bags when his daughter came to the store in light of problems he had with her in the past. The coins were reportedly recovered from Ms. Zakarauskas’ diaper bag.

In other recent court action before Judge Crandall:

■ Marnie Jorgensen, 46, of 65 Recreation Road, Akwesasne, was fined $300 and a $260 surcharge after a driving while intoxicated count was reduced to driving while ability impaired. Her operating privileges were suspended for 90 days.

Jorgensen had been charged with driving while intoxicated - refusal to take a breath test and ticketed for failure to keep right, operation of an unregistered motor vehicle, failure to wear her seat belt following a motor vehicle accident at 11:18 p.m. Jan. 12.

■ Dallas C. Delormier, 16, of Rooseveltown was granted an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal with a stipulation he perform three hours of community service.

Troopers had charged Delormier with unlawful possession of marijuana after he was found in possession of 12 grams of marijuana when he was one of three pedestrians stopped for a secondary inspection at the U.S. port of entry in Rooseveltown.

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