Galion woman ordered to pay back almost $60,000

BUCYRUS — A Galion woman must start repaying almost $60,000 she took from a local company.

Karen S. Brandenburg, 50, 1418 Baehr St., pleaded guilty to one count of theft, a fifth-degree felony, and was placed on five years of community control recently in Crawford County Common Pleas Court.

Judge Sean Leuthold ordered Brandenburg to pay a total of $59,055.18 in restitution to A&G Manufacturing, 165 Gelsanliter Road in Galion.

A Galion man lucked out last week when he was placed on probation, instead of being given prison time on two drug charges in common pleas court.

Nicholas S. Rumple, 33, 925 Winchester Road, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of drugs, both fifth-degree felonies, and was placed on five years of community control.

Rumple is also entering the court’s Intensive Supervision and Treatment (ISAT) program and must successfully complete it as part of the terms of his probation.

Leuthold also ordered Rumple to pay a mandatory drug offense fine of $1,250 and to forfeit a Smith and Wesson .40 caliber pistol and other seized drug-related property to the Galion Police Department.

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Staff report