In February of this year, a jury came back with the verdict of guilty for Sheridan resident Miranda Mraz on the charge of Felony Larceny. A sentencing hearing was held Thursday in Fourth Judicial District Court in Sheridan County. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has the details.
Mraz was sentenced to 2 to 8 years in prison, suspended in lieu of 8 years supervised probation. She was also ordered to pay a $2,000 fine and a little over $6,000 in restitution.
Mraz committed the crime on April 21, 2012, when as an employee of the Eagles Club at 5th and Main in Sheridan, she stole money out of the safe and attempted to make it look like the place had been burglarized, and the burglar had knocked her down and fled the scene while she attempted to clock in for work that morning. The Prosecution during trial showed that Mraz had actually entered the Eagles twice the morning of the 21st, as she had entered her code into the building's alarm system once prior to arriving for work.
Other evidence that led to her conviction included a story that changed every time she was interviewed by detectives, and the alarm log that showed none of the motion sensors inside the building had been activated, which made her defense that someone had been in the building before she arrived less than credible.