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Prison Sentence Handed to Hann

By Staff | Jan 20, 2009

A Muncy Creek Township woman who was convicted last summer of stealing about $200,000 from the convenience store where she worked has received a nine months to two years County Prison sentence.

Susan Hann, 50, of 108 Van Horn Blvd., was sentenced Friday, according to District Attorney Eric R. Linhardt. Her attorney, Ronald C. Travis, is appealing the sentence and Hann remains free on bail pending the appeal, Linhardt said.

Assistant District Attorney Melissa A. Kalaus, who handled the case, was not immediately available for comment Monday because of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday.

Hann was found guilty in an August jury trial, where she was convicted of theft, receiving stolen property and retail theft from Right-A-Way Drive Thru, a convenience store a mile south of Hughesville on Route 405. Visiting Centre County Judge Charles Brown presided over the summer trial and deferred sentencing.

Hann was considered a trusted employee and became close to store owners Gregory and Cindy Cendoma when her daughter dated the owners’ son.

The store lost cash, cigarettes and lottery tickets, according to a company audit. Hann was fired in February 2006.

Jurors believed Hann took from the till and used a calculator in covering her tracks about how much inventory was lost.

Hann deposited about $7,000 a month into a checking account.

In addition to the prison term, Hann must make restitution of between $165,000 to $190,000 to the store owners.