NWC Soccer Player fined $200 In Doughnut Theft
POWELL, Wyo. (AP) — A 19-year-old Northwest College soccer player accused of stealing a 79-cent doughnut has agreed to pay a $200 fine.
The Northwest Trail (http://bit.ly/xBo6cS ) reports Zach O’Dell was charged with shoplifting for allegedly eating the treat in Blair’s Market in Powell and leaving without paying for it Nov. 28.
Attorney Sandra Kitchen says she has deferred the prosecution, and the charge will be dismissed in six months if O’Dell stays out of trouble when it comes to larceny or theft. She says he agreed to pay the fine, $10 in court costs and 79 cents in restitution.
Market owner Brent Foulger defended the charge, saying “paid for is OK; not paid for is shoplifting.”
The Trail reports O’Dell, who has been studying criminal justice, declined to comment.