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ND woman sentenced for stealing from son's friend

News Jamestown,North Dakota 58401
Jamestown Sun
ND woman sentenced for stealing from son's friend
Jamestown North Dakota 121 3rd St NW 58401

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Gardner woman has been sentenced to 28 days in jail after pleading guilty to charges she stole money from her son's developmentally disabled girlfriend.

The Forum reports  that 42-year-old Tamera Annette Porter was sentenced on Monday. She pleaded guilty to two counts of felony exploitation of a vulnerable adult.

Court documents say the son's 18-year-old girlfriend has the intellectual capacity of a third-grader. Court records say her family 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 gift card purchases in amounts from $180 to $295.

Porter told police her son's girlfriend “just volunteers” to give her money.

Porter is ordered to have no contact with the victim.


Associated Press