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Woman Convicted In Theft Cases Sentenced To Jail, Probation

A woman accused of stealing $128,000 from victims while in control of their funds was sentenced to jail and probation on Monday.Melissa Ann Niederhauser, 40, was sentenced to 45 days in jail, a term of probation and a minimum of $500 per month payments toward restitution during her appearance in 1st District Court.


“That is a lot of money,” Judge Brandon Maynard said. “That is a lot of money that you took.”


Prior to sentencing, defense attorney Erin Byington asked the court to suspend the term in jail, citing her client’s “rather severe” depression and concerns on how incarceration would affect Niederhauser. Read the rest of the story on


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.