Warrant issued for Marietta woman

Washington County Common Pleas Court Judge Randall Burnworth issued a warrant Friday for a Marietta woman who attempted to call in sick to her sentencing on theft and identity fraud charges.

April N. Calvert, 27, of 325 Sandhill Road, Marietta, was scheduled to be sentenced on three fifth-degree felony theft charges and a fourth-degree identity fraud charge.

However, 10 minutes after the scheduled 8:30 a.m. sentencing, Calvert called the court to indicate she would not be there, said Burnworth.

“The defendant called the court and spoke with her attorney moments ago,” said Burnworth.

Calvert’s attorney Randall Jedlink told the court Calvert claimed to have had dental work done recently.

“She is still on her medication and had trouble getting out of bed this morning … She asked the court to continue this sentencing to a later date,” he said.

Before pleading, Calvert had failed to show up at her jury trial on the charges, noted Washington County Assistant Prosecutor Kevin Rings.

“This is at least the second time she’s failed to appear during the course of these proceedings so we’d ask a warrant be issued,” he said.

Calvert was originally indicted on 14 felony charges and one misdemeanor charge in relation to several theft allegations.

Many of the charges revolved around Calvert impersonating her sister-using her identification card to transfer funds from her checking account, using her checks, and racking up medical bills at Camden Clark Medical Center under her name.

She also stole checks from a man whom she was helping care for and cashed those while posing as her sister.

She was scheduled to be sentenced Friday according to an agreed disposition, which would have included 60 days in the Washington County Jail, three years of community control, and ordered her to pay restitution.