A change of plea hearing was held Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court for 40-year-old Clearmont resident Camie Paumer who's been charged for allegedly embezzling money from the Hand in Hand Childcare Center and A&B Buildings of Sheridan. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter was there and has the
Paumer pled “Guilty” to three counts of Felony Forgery, one count of Felony Larceny, and two counts of misdemeanor unlawful use of a credit card. Terms of the plea agreement with the State also dismiss the charge of Obtaining Property by False Pretenses, which is a felony. Paumer made her initial appearance in Circuit Court last week on that charge, which occurred in 2009 when she received a $15,000 student loan from Whitney Benefits to attend True Colors School of Cosmetology in Sheridan. Paumer never attended the school, nor did she pay back the loan to Whitney Benefits.
In the plea agreement, the State recommends that Paumer serve 4 to 7 years in prison on each of the Felony Forgery charges that will run concurrent to each other, 6 months each on the two misdemeanor charges, also to run concurrent, and a suspended sentence on the Felony Larceny charge in lieu of 7 years of supervised probation. Paumer must also pay over $20,000 in restitution.
District Court Judge John Fenn ordered that a pre-sentence investigation be conducted and revoked Paumer's bond and remanded her to the custody of the Sheridan County Detention Center until sentencing. No date for sentencing was set at Thursday's hearing.