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Woman charged in voter fraud case

Jul 14th 2013 at 6:19 PM
Woman charged in voter fraud case
7/2/2013 10:25:00 PMWoman charged in voter fraud caseSpecial CorrespondentXENIA A Beavercreek woman is serving 20 days in jail for voting twice during the November general election.According to the Greene County Sheriff s Office, Virginia A. McMillan, 56,wholesale nfl game jerseys, of Beavercreek, pleaded guilty to one count of falsification, as part of a plea agreement,Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys for sale, on June 24 and is currently serving her sentence in the Greene County Jail.Ohio law dictates voter fraud is investigated by the local sheriff s office at the request of the Secretary of State or the local board of elections.An internal audit revealed that McMillan had voted early by mail and then voted again at her polling place, according to Greene County Board of Elections Director Nancy Johannes.Johannes found the questionable voting in December 2012 and contacted the sheriff s office.McMillan told sheriff s detectives she was testing the system for later use, according to Greene County Sheriff s Major Eric Spicer.While no party declaration is required during the November general election, McMillan has previously registered as a Democrat, Spicer said.Both Spicer and Johannes said this is first instance of voter fraud in recent memory. We receive various calls on Election Day, Spicer says, but this is the first referral in recent times from the board of elections. We very seldom have seen it, Johannes said.The case was prosecuted in Fairborn Municipal Court, where McMillan pleaded guilty on June 24 to one count of misdemeanor falsification.Fairborn Municipal Court Judge Beth Root sentenced her to 180 days in jail, with 160 days suspended, and a $250 fine. She is also required to complete 88 hours of community service.
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