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An Elloree woman must pay restitution and serve probation for her role in a theft ring at Dollar General.

Shantell Alexzander McFadden, 26, of 181 Cream Puff Circle, pleaded guilty to breach of trust with fraudulent intent valued more than $2,000 but less than $10,000.

McFadden pleaded guilty before Circuit Judge Ed Dickson at the Orangeburg County Courthouse on July 22.

Dickson sentenced her to prison for five years, suspending the balance of the term to five years of probation.

She was also ordered to pay $3,000 in restitution to Dollar General.

McFadden is the second person to plead guilty in the theft ring.

On June 22, Laquilla Serbino Leola Washington, 29, of 151 Spyglass Road, Santee, pleaded guilty to one count of criminal conspiracy and one count of breach of trust with fraudulent intent valued at $10,000 or more.

Circuit Judge Robert Hood sentenced her to prison for three years.

According to warrants and Elloree Police Chief Preston Avinger, both McFadden and Washington were part of a seven-member theft ring comprised of Dollar General employees.

Warrants accuse them of stealing from the store between July 2015 and Dec. 28, 2015.

Avinger’s report states that Washington was a shift manager and led the ring.

The estimated value of merchandise stolen from the Dollar General store in Elloree is $56,000.

In other cases:

  • Simon Delee Parsano, 35, of 184 First Texas Road, St. George, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence less than .1 blood alcohol, first offense.

Dickson sentenced him to time served at the Orangeburg County Detention Center.

  • Matthew William Brunson, 25, of 355 Landsdowne Road, Bowman, pleaded guilty to two counts each of breaking into a motor vehicle and grand larceny valued at more than $2,000 but less than $10,000.

Dickson sentenced him to prison for five years. After the service of 90 days, he’ll serve probation for four years.

A hearing to determine restitution will be held in abeyance for 90 days.

Dickson also ordered Brunson to remain in custody for inpatient drug treatment until bed space is available.

  • Eddie Fritzgerald Jones Jr., 31, of 143 Kennerly Road, Cordova, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen goods, valued at more than $2,000 but less than $10,000.

Dickson sentenced him to prison for two years.

  • Jamirre Daron Singleton, 23, of 128 Sutton Road, Norway, pleaded guilty to one count of violent second-degree burglary.

Dickson sentenced him under the Youthful Offender Act not to exceed six years. Singleton must also pay $8,900 in restitution to the Town of Norway.

According to his indictment, Singleton broke into the Norway Town Hall building in March 2015.

  • Alec Eston Curtis Hutto, 19, of 6105 Neeses Highway, Neeses, pleaded guilty to one count each of driving under suspension, first offense; hit and run and use of vehicle without permission.

Dickson sentenced him to prison for one year. He also ordered him to undergo a mental health evaluation.

  • Calvin T. Keitt, 27, of 500 Fletcher St. #436, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to one count each of second-degree domestic violence, bank fraud and forgery valued at less than $10,000.

Dickson sentenced him to prison for five years, but upon service of 90 days, the balance of the sentence will be suspended to five years of probation.

Keitt must also pay $1,273.79 in restitution.

  • Damion Shantell Mayers, 29, of 1120 Wolfe Trail, Apt. 282, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to one count each of hit and run, first-offense failure to stop for blue light, second-offense driving under suspension and unlawful carrying of a firearm.

Dickson sentenced him to prison for three years, but after the service of 30 days, the balance of the sentence will be suspended to five years of probation.

Mayers was also ordered to pay $1,538.

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Martha Rose Brown covers crime and other topics. The South Carolina native has been a journalist for the past 16 years.

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