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Woman admits to stealing from elderly man and Girl Scouts

Michael Waits (Source: Brown County Jail) Michael Waits (Source: Brown County Jail)
Donya Waits (Source: Brown County Jail) Donya Waits (Source: Brown County Jail)

MOUNT ORAB, OH (FOX19) - A Mount Orab couple has pled guilty to stealing from a 76-year-old man.

Michael Waits, 44, and Donya Waits, 35, both pled guilty last week to theft by deception, misuse of a credit card and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Police say that over a six month period in 2009, the suspects were able to deceive the 76 year old victim of approximately $26,500 under the pretense that they were waiting on a large inheritance to be processed by their attorney and were going to pay the victim back.

Donya Waits  has also pled guilty to charges of theft concerning the theft of Girl Scout cookies valued at $8,256.50.  Police say she reported that her child had sold 2,359 boxes of Girl Scout cookies in January of 2010.  Waits received the cookies but never paid the Girl Scouts for them. 

Both subjects are to be sentenced at a later date for these charges.  Donya Waits remains in custody at the Brown County Adult Detention Center, Michael Waits was released from custody on a $25,000.00 O.R. Bond until his sentence hearing.

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