A Santa Clarita woman has been sentenced to three years probation with conditions after she pleaded guilty to pocketing money she ostensibly raised for the Blue Star Mothers of the Canyons military family support group, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Karianne Dauer-Hewitt, 46, was arrested by Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station detectives and charged with grand theft of personal property exceeding $950 on July 1, 2015.
The District Attorney filed its case against her (PA088247) on March 1, 2017.
Under the plea agreement, Dauer-Hewitt was sentenced April 10 to three years’ probation, with conditions that she pay restitution and a $150 fine, spend two days in jail, work 30 days of community labor or CalTrans labor, observe a stay-away order from Blue Star Mothers, and observe an order not to work in a position handling people’s personal identifying information.
Dauer-Hewitt paid restitution of approximately $6,800 before her sentencing date, which under the plea agreement allowed her charge to be reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor, said Paul Eakins, public information officer for the DA’s office.