Wellington woman prison-bound | RecordCourier.com

Wellington woman prison-bound

by Amy Alonzo
Martin Joseph

A Wellington woman who forged checks and used her deceased ex-boyfriend’s prescription to pick up narcotics will spend up to 90 months in prison.

Shelly A. Kilfian, 42, was arrested in July 2016 for using the prescription of her boyfriend, who had died shortly before, to pick up oxycodone and alprazolam from a pharmacy.

She was arrested in November for writing and cashing checks worth almost $15,000 from the account of an elderly woman her boyfriend had helped care for.

The daughter of the elderly woman testified in Douglas County District Court Monday that her 89-year-old mother is now “penniless” because of Kilfian. The victim’s daughter claimed that Kilfian took $150,000 from her mom.

“If the money cannot be recovered, my mom would like to see her in prison,” the victim’s daughter said. “My mom was a very wealthy person, and now she’s eating from Meals on Wheels.”

Kilfian said the case “has just gotten out of hand … I have a good heart, I just make bad decisions.”

Defense attorney Matthew Ence said Kilfian has six prior misdemeanor convictions. Prosecuting attorney Tina Russom said she also has a 2010 felony theft conviction.

Kilfian owes nearly $2,200 in restitution.

She gets credit for 19 days served. She is eligible for parole after 36 months.

An escaped Carson City inmate admitted he stole a government vehicle and crashed it in Genoa.

Martin Joseph, 50, was arrested March 29 after he escaped from the Stewart Conservation Camp in south Carson City.

Joseph left the camp, located near the Northern Nevada Correctional Center, then tried to steal a vehicle from a nearby shopping complex. When he failed at that, he ran to Fuji Park, where he stole a water truck from park employees. Joseph crashed the water truck in Genoa and fled the scene. He then entered the garage of a residence and attempted to steal another vehicle, but was chased off. According to court documents, a deputy “found several citizens chasing the described suspect.”

He will be sentenced June 26.

A Minden man who admitted to selling a controlled substance was placed on probation for up to three years.

Michael D. McComb, 51, was arrested in November after Douglas County deputies made four purchases of methamphetamine from him between April and June.

When deputies searched his home they found 111.3 grams of methamphetamine, 97 pills without subscriptions and 1.9 grams of pot. Deputies also found cleaning products and soda cans with hidden compartments filled with methamphetamine, a scale, clear baggies and paraphernalia.

A Minden man admitted to possessing a gun despite being an ex-felon.

Gerald S. Rousseau, 61, was arrested in December on the charge. According to court documents, Rousseau had reported to behavioral health that he was having suicidal thoughts. The responding deputy who performed a welfare check found a gun on Rousseaus’ bed. Rousseau said his son gave him the gun, but the son had previously reported the gun as stolen.

Rousseau will be sentenced in June.