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2 Dickinson women face felony charges

Two Dickinson women had initial appearances Wednesday in Southwest District Court in Dickinson on unrelated felony charges.

Chelsey Soehren, born in 1984, is accused of Class C felony theft of property for allegedly taking in excess of $500 from her employer between July 1 and Sept. 20, according to the criminal complaint.

Because Soehren is charged with a felony, a not guilty plea was automatically entered on her behalf.

The case will have to be set for a preliminary hearing at a later date to determine whether there is sufficient evidence against Soehren for the state to move forward with the case.

A Class C felony carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $5,000 fine, plus court fees.

Stark County Assistant State's Attorney Rhonda Ehlis asked Soehren be released on a personal recognizance bond pending the duration of the case.

"(Soehren) is on supervised probation now, so a PR bond would be OK," Ehlis said. "She showed up for court today and would have to report to her probation officer anyway."

Jordan Fleming, born in 1981, also entered a not guilty plea to Class C felony issuing check with insufficient funds.

Fleming allegedly issued 32 checks to various Stark County businesses from a Gate City Bank account that totaled $2,553 between July 22 and Oct. 13, according to the criminal complaint.

She told Judge Zane Anderson that she was having some trouble getting the necessary records from the bank and asked to speak to an attorney.

Fleming was released on her promise to appear for her next court hearing, which will be a preliminary hearing that will be scheduled for a later date.

Ehlis also requested that Fleming be prohibited from issuing any further checks while the case is pending and Fleming agreed to the terms.