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Woman sentenced after stealing $1,500 worth of coins

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Tasheena Elaine Russom | Bannock County Jail

POCATELLO — A coin thief will serve time in prison after reaching a plea agreement.

Tasheena Elaine Russom, 36, was sentenced June 24 for her involvement in a Feb. 26 grand theft in which she and an accomplice were accused of stealing a package containing more than $1,500 worth of coins from the porch of a Highland neighborhood home.

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District Court Judge Rick Carnaroli ordered Russom to serve three to six years in prison and pay $1,817.96 in fines for felony grand theft, court documents show. As part of the plea agreement, the Bannock County Prosecutors Office dismissed the persistent violator enhancement that could have double Russom’s prison sentence.

Russom’s alleged accomplice, Steven Ray Fillmore, is scheduled to appear in court on July 19 to change his plea in accordance with a plea agreement. He will also have a persistent violator enhancement dismissed as part of the agreement. He will be scheduled for sentencing at that hearing.

Steven Ray Fillmore

Steven Ray Fillmore | Bannock County Jail