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Woman gets jail time for stealing from developmentally disabled girl

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FARGO – A Gardner woman was sentenced to 28 days in jail Monday after pleading guilty to accusations she stole money from her son’s developmentally disabled girlfriend.

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who court records say has the intellectual capacity of a third-grader and who was living in Porter’s home at the time of the crime.

Tamera Annette Porter, 42, was sentenced to 28 days in jail and four years supervised probation after pleading guilty to two counts of exploitation of a vulnerable adult, a Class C felony.

Court documents say family of the 18-year-old girlfriend – who has the intellectual capacity of a 3rd grader, according to court records – called police to report suspicious activity in her bank account in March.

Investigators say Porter made ATM withdrawals of $500 or more from the victim’s account and cashed out repeated Target gift card purchases in amounts from $180 to $295.

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