A condominium manager has been arrested in Jacksonville for Grand Theft. Joan Eller worked for Timuquana Village Condo Association and is accuse of writing checks to cover her own purchases. The amount she is accused of stealing is almost $167,000. Because of the amount involved, this grand theft charge in Jacksonville is considered a first degree felony punishable for up to 30 years in prison.
Prior to being arrested in Jacksonville, Eller paid all the restitution back to the association. In some cases, paying back what is owed will divert prosecution of a crime. For example, if you are charged with passing a worthless check, the state attorney’s office give you the chance to pay the vendor what is owed and pay the state attorney’s “processing fee”. In some circumstances, the state will then drop your criminal charges in Jacksonville.