Jennings County woman to remain behind bars

A Commiskey woman will be in prison a bit longer after a Jennings County judge determined that she showed little remorse for her crime. “The North Vernon Sun” is reporting that 60-year-old Doris Short pleaded guilty in 2012 to stealing nearly one-million dollars over four years from her employer, OnSpot Manufacturing.

The paper reports that Short was sentenced to 35 years in prison, with 20 years suspended and the possibility to apply for home detention after five years. She did just that, but Judge James Webster opted not to allow Short to leave prison after she claimed that she could not remember how she spent the stolen money. According to the report, Webster found Short’s claims to be “completely unbelievable,” indicating a lack of remorse and character.

The paper says that the earliest that Short can be released from prison is late June of 2019.

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