Two women pleaded guilty to charges as they were being arraigned in McDuffie County Superior Court Jan. 3.
Tiffany C. White, 35, pleaded guilty to two counts of forgery in the second degree for using counterfeit bills at two Thomson-McDuffie businesses on Jan. 13, 2016. She was one of four arrested by the Thomson Police Department with more than $900 in counterfeit bills in the van in which they were riding.
Through her attorney Kurt Worthington, White, of Florida, sought first offender treatment and first offender probation. Judge Britt Hammond sentenced her to three years for both counts and credit for time served of 90 days thus far with the balance on probation.
Deleyia H. Hampton, 26, of Thomson, pleaded guilty to criminal trespass after two counts were merged into one count.
Assistant District Attorney Graham Hall told the court that McDuffie County deputies were called to a home in the 300 block of Westwood Dr. on Aug. 8, 2017, in response to a domestic dispute. He said witnesses reported Hampton was in a fit of rage and yelling and that she’d grabbed a knife and began to tear up the walls. The witnesses also reported that Hampton poured gasoline along the front porch, he said.
Story Courtesy of The McDuffie Progress