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Woman gets probation in McDonald’s theft

by Taylor Pettaway
tpettaway@nevadaappeal.com

Hampton-Palmer

A woman will go to jail for 30 days as part of her probation for stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the Minden McDonald's.

Royall M. Hampton-Palmer, 25, of Reno, received a suspended sentence of 18-48 months in prison on Tuesday.

"This is a repeated theft on a daily basis so I think periods of incarceration is appropriate," said Douglas County District Judge Tod Young.

Hampton-Palmer was arrested for embezzlement on Oct. 2, 2015, after authorities discovered she had been taking money nearly every day she worked. She had been working as a shift manager and training store manager at the time.

Young wanted to incarcerate Hampton-Palmer, believing she wouldn't follow probation and pay back the $20,000 in restitution to the company.

"I don't have reason to believe she will pay 25 cents … I need more than her promise because thieves lie," Young said.

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Hampton-Palmer told the judge she had learned from her mistake.

"I would never do nothing like this again," she said.

Young however expressed his disbelief and wanted to go against the lawyers' recommendation of a suspended sentence with probation.

"I seriously think you've earned a prison sentence here," Young said.

However in the end, he followed the District Attorney's recommendation. She will also have to pay $20,000 to McDonald's as restitution.

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