CHARLESTON — Stealing merchandise from a Walmart store led to the maximum probation sentence possible for a Charleston woman.
Corrine D. Jordan, 51, for whom court records list an address of 505 N. Division St., Lot 16, pleaded guilty to a theft charge that accused her of stealing from the Charleston Walmart on May 23 of last year.
Such an offense is generally a misdemeanor but Jordan faced a felony charge because of a 2008 forgery conviction in Henry County.
The prior conviction also meant Jordan was eligible for a prison sentence of one to six years, twice the usual maximum. However, with the agreement reached in her case she was placed on probation for 2 1/2 years.
Terms of the sentence included payment of about $675 in fines and court fees while jail time was stayed. That means Jordan won’t have to serve it now but some or all of it could be ordered later if she violates any terms of her sentence.
Jordan also admitted violating terms