FARMINGTON — A Phillips woman who stole money from Grant’s Kennebago Camps in Stetson Township was ordered Wednesday to repay a total of $30,000 to the owner and an insurance company.

Deborah Lynn Vitrano, 35, the former manager and bookkeeper for the business,  pleaded guilty Monday to stealing more than $10,000 and forging owner John Blunt’s name on checks.

At the restitution hearing in Franklin County Superior Court on Wednesday, Deputy District Attorney James Andrews and defense attorney Curtis Rice consulted with their clients and agreed to reduce the amount from $40,000, the amount from transactions between Nov. 1, 2016, and June 25, 2017, when Vitrano was arrested by state police.

Of the $30,000 agreed upon, $20,000 will be paid to Blunt and $10,000 to the business’ insurance company, Andrews said.

A sentencing hearing was set for 2 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Farmington court. Vitrano is free on bail.

Justice Robert Mullen said the date is to try to maximize Vitrano’s ability to make  restitution.

The partially negotiated sentence recommendation is three years to the Department of Corrections, with up to one year suspended, followed by three years of probation, Andrews said. 

There will also be a concurrent sentence for the forgery charge, he said.

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Deborah Vitrano (Franklin County Detention Center)


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