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A 35-year-old Montrose woman could spend as much as five years in prison after pleading guilty in Wyoming County Court Friday to theft by unlawful taking where police say she stole $21,300 in lottery tickets from her employer.

Sara Jean Boner appeared before President Judge Russell Shurtleff who said that she could also face as much as a $10,000 fine, restitution and a treatment requirement for removing some 43 books of lottery tickets from the Meshoppen Food Express in Washington Township between Jan. 1 and April 12 earlier this year.

The store is on Russell Hill at the intersection of Route 6 and Vosburg Road.

According to a criminal complaint, Meshoppen Police Chief John Krieg said that store video showed Boner removing books of Pennsylvania Lottery tickets from the safe and scanning them into the computer to activate them for sale, and then taking many of them home.

When confronted by Chief Krieg last April, Boner admitted, “I’m not going to lie. I took about 20 to 30 books or more. I’m not sure of the number. I didn’t count them.”

She told Krieg she had hit a rough patch in her life after her husband quit his job and she was trying to make ends meet.

Judge Shurtleff said she would be sentenced at a later date.

She remains free on $25,000 unsecured bail.

Other pleas entered before Judge Shurtleff on Friday:

*Theodore Mathew Anuszewski, 41, of Scott Township, pleaded guilty to DUI, second offense on May 2, 2017.

*Dominick Joseph Brooks, 21, of Meshoppen, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance on May 16; and to possession of drug paraphernalia on April 5.

*Jordan Garrett Brown, 24, of Laceyville, pleaded guilty to simple assault on March 9.

*Christopher James Conklin, 28, of Honesdale, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance on July 22.

*Lucas David Fletcher, 37, of Meshoppen, pleaded guilty to DUI, third offense, on March 24.

*Douglas Michael Gates, 42, of Meshoppen, pleaded guilty to DUI, second offense, on July 13, 2016.

*Donald Michael Gorton Jr., 37, of Nicholson, pleaded guilty to burglary on April 1 in Nicholson Township.

*Timothy Graham Gumble Jr., 28, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to burglary on July 6 in Tunkhannock Township. He was immediately sentenced to 45-120 months in state prison, a $500 fine and $27.64 restitution.

*Edward Jerry Holsopple, 50, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia on Jan. 17.

*Justin Honick, 20, of Clarks Summit, pleaded guilty to DUI of a controlled substance on June 25.

*Robert Frazier Hunt, 19, of Laceyville, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia on Aug. 1.

*Michael Thomas Johnson, 52, of Kingsley, pleaded guilty to unsworn falsification to authorities on Feb. 22, 2016.

*Robert John Krupovich, 42, of Hop Bottom, pleaded guilty to false swearing on Oct. 2, 2015.

*Joshua Robert Milliron, 37, of New Albany, pleaded guilty to DUI, second offense, on May 20.

*Tanya Leigh Montross, 27, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia on June 10.

*Jason Raymond Rought, 38, of Laceyville, pleaded guilty to DUI of a controlled substance on March 3 (with child on board); and to endangering the welfare of children on March 3. He was sentenced to 18-36 months in state prison and a $1,000 fine for the DUI; and to 18-36 months in state prison and a $500 fine for endangering the welfare of children. TThe sentence of incarceration was suspended so Rought could enter DrugTreatment Court.

*Pedro Seguinot Jr., 34, of Springville, pleaded guilty to two counts of leaving child unattended in vehicle on Nov. 30, 2015.

*Eric Scott Shiflett, 49, of Dalton, pleaded guilty to DUI, second offense, on Nov. 6, 2015.

*Jacob Codie Symons, 20, of Sugar Notch, pleaded guilty to simple assault on April 23.

*Tyler N. Tonucci, 28, of Factoryville, pleaded guilty to DUI on Jan. 18.

*Timothy Thomas Vanvleck, 20, of Factoryville, pleaded guilty to DUI of a controlled substance on April 3; and to resisting arrest on April 3.

*Deborah Jean Wagner, 50, of Rome, pleaded guilty to DUI, second offense, on May 15.

*William Watkins Jr., 52, of Dalton, pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of children on April 16, 2016.

*Bradly Scott Webb, 46, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to burglary on Feb. 26 in Tunkhannock Township. He was immediately sentenced to 12-48 months in state prison, a $500 fine and a share of $1,025.16 in restitution. The sentence of incarceration was suspended so Webb could enter 30 months of Drug Treatment Court.