Woman must repay another $2,000 for incident while on probation

Woman must repay another $2,000 for incident while on probation

URBANA — A Champaign woman on probation for stealing tens of thousands of dollars from her grandparents now has to repay $2,000 she allegedly stole from a second older person.

Phyllis Frazier, 47, whose last known address was in the 500 block of South New Street, was sentenced in July 2012 to four years of probation and ordered to repay her elderly grandparents $55,363 after pleading guilty to aggravated financial identity theft. She admitted then that she used her grandmother's identity to obtain credit and make purchases in her name during 2010.

Last fall, Assistant State's Attorney Dan Clifton filed a petition to revoke Frazier's probation after learning that she allegedly obtained a debit card in the name of the father of a man she was dating. Relatives of the man, who was over 60 and in a nursing home, learned of money being taken from his bank account and notified police, who traced the thefts to Frazier.

On Monday, Frazier appeared before Judge Tom Difanis.

Clifton and Assistant Public Defender Katie Jessup told Difanis they had agreed to modify the terms of Frazier's probation to order her to repay another $2,000 to that victim. She also agreed to have no contact with him.

The transactions made in that man's name occurred between Aug. 1 and 5, 2013, Clifton said.

Court records show that Frazier has made nine restitution payments totaling $637. The payments are nowhere near the $1,000 a month she was ordered to pay in back in July 2012. The records indicate she still owes about $54,700 and will now have to pay an additional $2,000.

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