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Avenson given six months jail time for felony theft


Judge Carey sentenced Tammi L. Avenson, 49, to serve six-months in jail when she was sentenced on Jan. 23 for conviction of felony theft in the 2nd degree and attempted falsification of business records. Avenson worked as a bookkeeper for Rock-n-Road Construction during the time of the thefts and is believed to have taken over $65,000 according to court testimony.

Richard Burrell, owner of the company, told the court: “I’m pretty disappointed. I hope she doesn’t get a light sentence.”

He also told the court he had stopped looking when the stolen funds came to $65,000. He added that...

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