Man sentenced to community control for Walmart thefts

A Marion man who admitted he committed three thefts at Walmart was sentenced to community control during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom.

Justin A. Gephart, 32, had pleaded guilty to three counts of theft, all fifth-degree felonies.

Kelbley sentenced Gephart to three years of community control and granted credit for time served in Seneca County Jail, according to court records.

Gephart must undergo counseling, substance abuse rehabilitation and/or treatment as determined necessary.

He also must be evaluated and complete a substance abuse rehabilitation program through Rigel Recovery Services and undergo random drug and/or alcohol urinalysis as directed by Adult Parole Authority, court records state.

Gephart was ordered – along with Krystal M. Gephart, 30, of Marion — to pay restitution to Walmart totaling nearly $3,300.

Krystal Gephart had entered oral pleas of guilty to three counts of theft, all fifth-degree felonies, during a hearing in Kelbley’s courtroom.

Kelbley found Krystal Gephart met the criteria for intervention in lieu of conviction and ordered her to serve a three-year period of rehabilitation, court records state.

Krystal Gephart must complete a substance abuse rehabilitation program through Rigel Recovery Services and undergo random drug and/or alcohol urinalysis as directed by APA, according to court records.

She also must undergo counseling, substance abuse rehabilitation and/or treatment as determined necessary.

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