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Charlo woman ordered to pay $32K in lost wages

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POLSON — A 31-year-old Charlo woman being held in the Helena jail was given a three-year deferred sentence on Jan. 10 for criminal endangerment for her part in an incident that left an employee of the Ronan Town Pump unable to work. 

Shirley Ann Felsman was also given a six-month suspended jail sentence for theft stemming from Jan. 6, 2014.

The incident — in which Felsman was joined by Shelly Rose Felsman and Roylee Conica — left a Town Pump employee injured.

In a hearing held via Vision Net, Judge James A. Manley ordered Shirley Felsman to pay $32,133 in restitution to the woman victim for 19 months of lost wages. Any additional months the victim is out of work beyond the sentencing date would need to be pursued through a civil lawsuit, Manley said. 

Shirley Felsman was given credit for 247 days served in jail including time at a sober living house in Helena. 

According to a court document, Shelly Felsman fell down in the back of the store and broke a jar of salsa and claimed she was suffering a diabetic fit. Sometime later, Shirley Felsman took an eight pack of beer from the store, and Conica threw the woman onto the ground outside of the business. 

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