GREENCASTLE -- The attorney for a Greencastle woman currently serving prison time for a theft conviction has filed a petition for sentence modification on behalf of his client.
Darrell E. Felling filed the petition for Tamera S. Wade, 46. Wade was convicted of Class D felony theft and sentenced last December to a 2 1/2-year sentence, 18 months of which was to be served on home detention.
A petition to revoke Wade's probation was filed on June 10 by Putnam County Community Corrections. That petition said Wade had committed various violations of the terms of her home detention, beginning on Jan. 20.
Wade was held without bond in the Putnam County Jail until a fact-finding hearing on July 22. The court reinstated the entirety of Wade's sentence, giving her credit for 86 actual days.
Wade was transferred to the Madison Correctional Facility. Her earliest possible release date is listed on the Indiana Department of Correction Web site as Sept. 8, 2010.
Felling's petition said Wade has completed a variety of classes and workshops while in prison.
"The defendant hereby requests that the court set this petition for hearing as soon as possible and allow the defendant to present evidence regarding sentence modification," the petition said. "The defendant is requesting that the balance of her executed sentence be modified or reduced."
Felling noted that Wade is contrite.
"It is noteworthy that Tammy does now, more than ever before, recognize the impact of her prior criminal behavior upon her family, friends, the victim and the entire community," the petition said. "Tammy believes this incarceration to date has sufficiently rehabilitated herself such that she can and will always hereafter be a good, law-abiding citizen."
Wade has been approved for work released in Hendricks County.
Also filed with the court were letters from family members and friends of Wade. The letters all said Wade's absence has been a financial hardship on her family and has caused emotional strain on her 10-year-old son.
The state has filed an objection to the petition for sentence modification. No hearing dates have been set.
Wade was arrested in September 2008. She admitted to stealing over $130,000 from former employer, Edward Wood & Co. in Greencastle, over a four-year period.