Theft, robbery gets woman more than four years in prison
A Christiansburg woman was sentenced to four years and six months in prison Wednesday for robbing a Little Caesar’s Pizza restaurant and stealing a woman’s purse.
Tabitha Renee Scott, 28, pleaded guilty in Montgomery County Circuit Court to robbery and grand larceny. She was also originally facing a count of threatening to bomb or burn, but that charge was dropped Wednesday by county Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Dean Manor.
According to Manor’s summary of the evidence, Scott on Dec. 6 entered the Christiansburg Little Caesar’s on North Franklin Street and requested a pen and paper. She then handed a note to an employee that demanded money and that stated she had a bomb that someone outside would detonate if she did not receive the money, Manor said.
Scott fled with $745.21 from the restaurant, according to Manor. Scott later told police that a male from Detroit had driven her to the Little Caesar’s and that she had stolen the money to pay him back for heroin, Manor said.
Scott also told police she stole a purse from the Farmhouse Restaurant off Cambria Street on Dec. 6. The purse and its contents were worth $1,278.25, Manor said.
Scott, who was represented by lawyer Angi Simpkins, can be placed in a therapeutic community to serve her sentence if she’s eligible, Judge Marcus Long ruled. Scott will also be required to pay a total of $2,023.46 in restitution to Little Caesar’s and to the woman whose purse she stole.
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