Former Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities (SCBDD) employee Sandra (Sandy) Perkins appeared at her arraignment hearing at the Scioto County Courthouse on April 23. Perkins pleaded a status of not guilty in her indictments and was ordered by Judge William T. Marshall to report for fingerprinting, drug testing and was ordered to have no contact with STAR Workshop during the legal process. A bond was set at $25,000 and a criminal pretrial was declared for May 8 at 3:15 p.m. in Judge William Marshall’s courtroom. The pretrial was canceled the day of the trial and was postponed to Thursday, June 5 in Marshall’s courtroom. The pretrial was held and a court date was set for June 18 at 11:15 a.m. in Marshall’s courtroom.
Perkins was indicted on three counts involving theft in office, which is a felony in the third degree, grand theft, which is a felony in the fourth degree and tampering with evidence, which is a felony in the third degree.
The allegations note that the amount of money the defendant is accused of misappropriating is $17,000 from STAR Workshop funds. Perkins is also being accused of altering records and tampering with evidence concerning the misappropriations at STAR Workshop.
Shane Tieman is the leading prosecutor in this case.
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