Carli Boyko, Ruso, sentenced for theft of property

Carli Boyko, Ruso, sentenced for theft of property

Carli Nicole Boyko, 26, was given a one year suspended sentence and two years of supervised probation last week for stealing $2,000 in items from a vehicle that was stuck in the ditch when its owner was returning home from ice fishing.

According to court documents, Boyko and Seth Andrew Dorscher, 23, of Burlington, took a generator, two snowmobile jackets, a fishing camera and drill. Boyko’s father ordered them to return the items after Boyko posted information online and tried to sell the stolen generator. The owner of the items asked around to try to find out where his property had ended up and he made contact with Boyko’s father.

Judge Richard Hagar also reserved restitution in the case for 90 days and ordered Boyko to obtain a chemical dependency evaluation. She will be required to pay $1,100 in court costs. Boyko will receive credit for seven days already served in jail. If she successfully completes probation, the Class C felony theft of property charge will be reduced to a Class A misdemeanor.

Dorscher was also charged with Class C felony theft of property in district court in Minot for the March 4 incident. The charge against him is still pending.

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