FAIRBORN, Ohio (WDTN) - Christine Reiss moved to the Miami Valley with herhusband last year when he took over as Riverside police chief. Shewas arrested for shoplifting in Beavercreek in February.
She plead not guilty to a single charge of theft Tuesday, butcourt records say there's evidence to show she shoplifted from theBeavercreek Von Maur three times. One time on camera, surveillancecaught Reiss stuffing items in her bag at the high end departmentstore while the clerk turned away.
Her attorney says she shoplifted so she'd have nice clothes forher kids at their new school, and couldn't afford to pay becausethe family was still paying the mortgage for a house they couldn'tsell in Michigan.
In sentencing her for the theft, Judge Beth Root questioned hermotives as a parent, since she took her 8-year -old child along forthe crime.
"You are supposed to be a role model for your daughter, she'swise enough to know what's going on, so don't teach her thehabits you have shown," the Fairborn Municipal Judge instructed.
Reiss was sentenced to 180 days in jail, but the sentence wassuspended since she had already made $1890 in restitution for allthe alleged shoplifting offenses.
Interstate 75 approaching U.S. 40 in Vandalia is now open to traffic following a multiple vehicle crash.
ODOT is out in force as the snow continues to fall across the area.
A listing of events and activities that are closed, canceled or postponed due to the effects of today's Wintry Blast.
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