Dickinson man to pay more than $2K for restitution in theft case
A Dickinson man, currently serving a one-year sentence for taking a vehicle without consent of the owner and charging nearly $2,000 to an account that belonged to his employer without getting prior permission, will also have to pay more than $2,0...
A Dickinson man, currently serving a one-year sentence for taking a vehicle without consent of the owner and charging nearly $2,000 to an account that belonged to his employer without getting prior permission, will also have to pay more than $2,000 in restitution to the employer.
Bryan Runcorn, 37, was ordered Tuesday at a restitution hearing at the Stark County Courthouse to pay $2,587.58 to Olheiser Masonry as restitution for the Nov. 22 incident in which he took a 2003 Chevrolet pickup from his employer, Olheiser Masonry Inc., in Dickinson. The vehicle was later found abandoned on Interstate 94 near mile marker 80, according to the criminal complaint.
He also was accused of unlawfully charging approximately $1,969.31 at different merchants to an account belonging to his employer, according to the criminal complaint.
Runcorn initially contested the amount he would be ordered by the court to pay in restitution for the crimes, but his attorney, Jay Greenwood, said in court Tuesday that his client now agreed to the restitution amount that has been set.
Runcorn pleaded guilty earlier this year to the charge of theft by deception, which is a Class C felony, and to unauthorized use of vehicle, which is a Class A misdemeanor.
He was sentenced in March to serve five years in the Southwest Multi-County Correction Center in Dickinson with four years suspended. He also received credit for the 135 days of time he has already served.
Upon his release from incarceration, Runcorn will also be required to be on five years of supervised probation.
"My client has spoken to the victim and will work to pay the restitution during his five years on supervised probation," Greenwood said.
Greenwood added that he and his client will have to discuss with the state the possibility of work release for Runcorn during his remaining months in jail, so that he can pay the restitution owed within an allotted timeframe.