Thief at Grapevine
people

Salem, AR

#1 May 1, 2010
http://www.guardonline.com
EVEN THE HIGH & MIGHTY THAT THINK THEY ARE BETTER THAN EVERYBODY ELSE GET CAUGHT!!

No bond set — Sanders released on her own recognizance

April 30, 2010

ASH FLAT — An Ash Flat woman accused of embezzling $30,000 or more from The Grapevine, a gift shop and interior decorating business in that city, turned herself in at the sheriff’s office Thursday afternoon and was released on her own recognizance, Sheriff Dale Weaver said.

Michelle Sanders, 39, was business manager of The Grapevine, which is owned by Lori Carpenter.
Guest

Mountain Home, AR

#2 May 2, 2010
It's on the Sharp Co website too. Sharpcountysheriff.com under press releases. Has the whole article & her picture. Can't believe the sheriff didn't lock her her up & give her a bond. Released her om her own recognance. Guess like always, it pays to have the right last name around here, or the right father.
curious

United States

#3 May 3, 2010
That's really terrible for Lori. She trusted Michelle with her business for years. My heart goes out to Lori because I know it had to of been great shock to her.
why

Bexar, AR

#4 May 3, 2010
Yea that is sad for Lori. She is a really sweet person & was a good friend to Michelle. I was shocked to hear about this. I wonder what possessed Michelle to ever steal the first penny anyway. She lives in a beautiful home, has a good family, living the dream life. She was really active in her church too. Definately didn't seem like the type to embezzle 30 grand! People like her make me sick. Walking around with their nose in the air acting like they are better than everyone else. It is kind of funny to see these types of things happen & people like her get caught. Goes to show their crap stinks just like the rest of us! Sure hate it happened to Lori though.
curious

United States

#5 May 4, 2010
Yea, why would Michelle do this. This is a terrible thing. What will happen next. Its sad for all parties.

Brad Pitt

“Get off MY internet”

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#6 May 4, 2010
curious wrote:
Yea, why would Michelle do this. This is a terrible thing. What will happen next. Its sad for all parties.
I know what will happen next. How about you MORONS get off topix and quit talking about this. Actually who really cares about this? I think I will slap you all next time I see you. PLease leave your contact info here for me. name,address,phone number...I hope your week turns to crap ha,aha,ha,ha,ha,hhahahaahaha,
Sin

Chantilly, VA

#7 May 4, 2010
why wrote:
Yea that is sad for Lori. She is a really sweet person & was a good friend to Michelle. I was shocked to hear about this. I wonder what possessed Michelle to ever steal the first penny anyway. She lives in a beautiful home, has a good family, living the dream life. She was really active in her church too. Definately didn't seem like the type to embezzle 30 grand! People like her make me sick. Walking around with their nose in the air acting like they are better than everyone else. It is kind of funny to see these types of things happen & people like her get caught. Goes to show their crap stinks just like the rest of us! Sure hate it happened to Lori though.
It's called sin and until people start feeling about it the way God feels about it it will continue to happen. So what if she was active in her church. People love to have rules and to be busy. The sad thing is this poor girl probably has never heard the TRUE gospel of Jesus. There is nothing funny about a soul that is lost.
guest

United States

#8 May 6, 2010
Why was she not locked up in jail & give a bail or bond amount? Why did they just release her until court? She stole $30,000 for crying out loud! Do you smell favoritism or the last name or right family name here? I do!
curious

United States

#9 May 6, 2010
guest wrote:
Why was she not locked up in jail & give a bail or bond amount? Why did they just release her until court? She stole $30,000 for crying out loud! Do you smell favoritism or the last name or right family name here? I do!
I do not know the answer, but the story is in the Villager Journal for May 6, 2010. You can read it online.
guest2

United States

#10 May 6, 2010
People are released on their own recognizance every day. She is not a "flight" risk so the fact that she was released is commonplace.I'm not defending or condoning her actions in any way. But everytime a person with a so-called "name" gets in trouble and aren't thrown under the jail, people jump to all sorts of conclusions. There are people in this area who have little or no money, much less a "name" and they have been busted numerous times for drugs, and they are out. Lighten up folks. She deserves her day in court like everyone else is entitled.
curious

United States

#11 May 6, 2010
I just dont understand why she would feel the need to do this. She is from family with money. And I know Lori was good to her. Just look at all the lives that has been hurt. I would rather want to believe its from sickness and not greed.
guest

Mountain Home, AR

#12 May 6, 2010
curious wrote:
I just dont understand why she would feel the need to do this. She is from family with money. And I know Lori was good to her. Just look at all the lives that has been hurt. I would rather want to believe its from sickness and not greed.
Maybe it's in her GENES.
Greed

Hinsdale, NH

#13 May 7, 2010
curious wrote:
I just dont understand why she would feel the need to do this. She is from family with money. And I know Lori was good to her. Just look at all the lives that has been hurt. I would rather want to believe its from sickness and not greed.
It is called GREED. You know one of those 'sin' things.
Guest

Mountain Home, AR

#14 May 7, 2010
I for one think she's sexy... sucks that she stole though, hopefully she'll end up doing a cpl of years over it, not uncommon even for first time offenders when the embezzled amount is so high.
Get Off My Lawn

Little Ferry, NJ

#15 May 7, 2010
She will be a Vagitarian when she gets out of prison!
Mentat

Cherokee Village, AR

#16 May 15, 2010
Shes looking at Grand Theft...
The distinction between felony and misdemeanor theft also usually depends on the value of the item(s) stolen. If there is more than one item stolen, then the total value of all of the items stolen will be used in determining the classification of the theft crime. Many states classify the different levels of theft crimes depending on the value of the property involved in the crime. Most state laws set a minimum value level of the property stolen in order to distinguish between felony and misdemeanor theft. For example, in some states, you cannot be charged with felony theft unless the value of the item(s) stolen exceeds $400,$500, or some other prescribed monetary limit. If the value of the property stolen is less than $200, for example, you may be charged with a misdemeanor rather than a felony. Likewise, if you steal a brand-new automobile, you are likely to be charged with felony theft. Some states refer to this distinction between theft crimes based on property value as the different between "petty theft" and "grand theft."
she wont do time ...she might sit in county and then get probation cuz shes a woman and no criminal history
Arkansas Law

United States

#17 May 17, 2010
Class B Felony




* Burglary
* Felon in possession of a firearm
* Theft by deception of more than $2500.00
* Theft of property
* DUI



The sentence shall be not less than five (5)
years nor more than twenty (20) years
no jail time

Bossier City, LA

#18 May 17, 2010
If you have the right name you can try to have your ex husband killed and not get jail time, why would someone who steals get jail time?
diddo

United States

#19 May 17, 2010
no jail time wrote:
If you have the right name you can try to have your ex husband killed and not get jail time, why would someone who steals get jail time?
It sure doesnt make it right and it sure isnt fair, but i have to agree.
ShameShame

United States

#20 Jun 30, 2010
Former clerk gets probation

ASH FLAT — An Ash Flat woman caught on videotape earlier this year embezzling money from a local business entered a negotiated plea Tuesday and was ordered to immediately pay restitution of $30,000.
Forty-year-old Michelle Lynn Sanders was also placed on five years of probation under Department of Community Punishment rules.
From the Batesville Guard 6/30/2010

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