“I do know what I did was mistaken” Durham stated, including that she didn’t simply break the legislation however broke the hearts of people that trusted her.
Her family and friends did not converse throughout the listening to however wrote letters about her character and being a beautiful mom to her three kids, Viken stated.
Patterson requested for a 46-month sentence, or three.eight years.
He agreed Durham wasn’t guilty for the entire Rush’s monetary issues, however she was a “enormous half” of it. She stole increasingly more every year till she stole $130,000 one yr.
Durham did not simply steal from the enterprise aspect of Rush but in addition its charitable basis, Patterson stated. The muse — which donated cash to Durham’s medical points — might have to shut as a result of a scarcity of funds, Viken stated the inspiration wrote in a letter.
Durham was solely sorry as a result of she was caught and blamed others in her letter to Viken, Patterson stated.
Viken stated Durham wrote that she stole cash to pay for her medical points and since she was upset about pay discrepancy and different types of sexism on the firm. However Durham used only a “small fraction” of the stolen cash for medical causes, Patterson stated. Most went to journey, eating out, leisure, Walmart and Greatest Purchase, Pickens testified.
Patterson stated whereas Durham has well being points she’s wholesome sufficient to work and journey, which implies she’s wholesome sufficient to go to jail. Sentencing her to probation would ship the message that you could keep away from jail for those who’re sick.