A Mason City woman who was already on probation in Story County when she stole from her employer in Mason City has been sentenced to probation again.
On October 28th, 2011 Mason City police were summoned to Younkers Department Store at 102 Delaware Ave S, in Mason City’s South Bridge Mall on a report of an employee theft. As a result Mason City police arrested Jennifer Huntrods, age 42, of Mason City on one class D felony count of 2nd degree theft $1,000 to $10,000.
On July 6th Huntrods was found guilty by Assistant Chief Judge James M. Drew following a bench trial in Cerro Gordo County District Court.
After an arrest at a local government office for public intoxication on July 30th she was ordered held on bond for violating the terms of her pre-sentencing release.
At the scheduled sentencing hearing on Tuesday, August 28th, presiding District Court Judge DeDra L. Schroeder sentenced Huntrods to a five year suspended prison sentence. Instead of prison, Huntrods was ordered to serve three years of probation with the Iowa Department of Corrections. Judge Schroeder also suspended a $750 civil penalty against Huntrods.
Huntrods is required to pay $1331.62 in restitution to Younkers, $481 in legal representation and court costs, and a $125 surcharge.
Jennifer Huntrods is currently listed on the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Inmate Population Report as being held for Story County for a probation revocation hearing. Court records show she had been ordered to serve 18 months of probation on June 23, 2011 just four months prior to the theft from her employer.