Prevett pleads not guilty to theft from clinic
Terri Ann Prevett has pleaded not guilty to charges she stole from the Fairfield Professional Clinic while acting as its office manager.
Prevett, 57, of Stockport, entered into the not guilty plea Oct. 8. She is charged with stealing more than $120,000 from the clinic from December 2007 to July of this year. Prevett waived her right to a speedy trial in the same motion.
Prevett’s pre-trial hearing is Jan. 13. Her trial is scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 4.
According to the affidavit of Fairfield police officer Colin Smith written on Sept. 12, Prevett became office manager of the Fairfield Professional Clinic in 2007. From Dec. 1, 2007, until July 2013, $121,049 was stolen from the company through bank deposits.
Smith wrote in his affidavit that on numerous occasions, Prevett re-wrote the bank deposit slips to cover up for the theft. He wrote that Prevett gave her daughter a 50-cent per hour raise 1.5 to two years ago without her daughter’s knowledge.
In his affidavit, Smith wrote that Prevett admitted to the thefts and admitted to using the company’s credit card to make a personal purchase of a computer.
Court records indicate Prevett listed no current income as of Sept. 16. She reported $16,000 in income during the prior 12 months.
Prevett was given a court-appointed attorney, Bob Breckenridge of Ottumwa. Court records indicate Prevett was judged eligible for a court-appointed attorney because her income was at or below 125 percent of the poverty line.
Prevett is charged with one count of ongoing criminal conduct, a Class B felony, and one count of theft in the first degree, a Class C felony. Theft in the first degree refers to a theft of more than $10,000.
A Class B felony is punishable by up to 25 years in prison. A Class C felony is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.