Probation for waiter who bilked eatery of $4,743

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Probation for waiter who bilked eatery of $4,743

f Prosecutors charged Korey Hintz, 24, of the 17100 block of Durand Avenue in Yorkville, in January with felony theft in a business setting as well as possession of a controlled substance, after Iron Skillet management said Hintz cost the restaurant $4,743.37. On Tuesday, Hintz pleaded guilty to the drug possession charge, which stemmed from the fact that deputies found illegally obtained amphetamines in his possession on the night of his Jan. 15 arrest. The felony theft charge was dismissed but read into the record. Advertisement (1 of 1): 0:26 According to the criminal complaint, the manager of the Iron Skillet, 717 S. Sylvania Ave. in Yorkville, was informed by an employee that third-shift employees were giving out half-price dinners. The manager checked computer records and observed that several of Hintz’s transactions had been discounted down to a bill of $0, deputies said. Hintz allegedly did this by utilizing a $2-off button, created for a promotion the restaurant had not used in over a year. All of the transactions took place during third-shift hours when only Hintz and a line chef were working, the criminal complaint states. On Tuesday, Racine County Circuit Judge Mark F. Nielsen sentenced Hintz to one year probation for the drug possession charge, according to online court records. An additional punishment of 60 days in jail was stayed by the court under the requirement that Hintz obey all the rules of his probation. Nielsen also ruled that the violation could be expunged from Hintz’s record as long as Hintz follows the terms of his probation and pays restitution to Iron Skillet. If convicted of the theft charge, Hintz faced up to two years and six months in prison, as well as another two years of extended supervision and fines of up to $15,000.

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