Prevett given five years’ probation
FAIRFIELD — Terri Ann Prevett was given a 10-year suspended prison sentence Tuesday after she pleaded guilty to first-degree theft related to charges she stole from the Fairfield Professional Clinic while acting as its office manager.
Prevett, 57, of Stockport, originally pleaded not guilty in October to the charge she stole from the clinic.
District Court Judge Lucy Gamon also sentenced Prevett to five years of probation and ordered her to pay a $1,000 fine and reimburse state attorney fees up to $600. Gamon dismissed the charge of ongoing criminal conduct against Prevett.
Gamon named a variety of reasons for handing down the sentence she did. Among her reasons for the sentence were Prevett’s age, her prior criminal history, the findings of the presentence investigation, her plea agreement, her mental health and her ability to repay restitution if granted probation.
Prevett was issued a no-contact order for the doctors and staff at the Fairfield Professional Clinic. The no-contact order will remain in effect for five years.
Prevett was charged with stealing more than $120,000 from the clinic from December 2007 to July of 2013.
According to the affidavit of Fairfield police officer Colin Smith written on Sept. 12, Prevett became office manager of the Fairfield Professional Clinic in 2007. From Dec. 1, 2007, until July 2013, $121,049 was stolen from the company through bank deposits. Smith wrote in his affidavit that on numerous occasions, Prevett rewrote the bank deposit slips to cover up for the theft. He wrote that Prevett gave her daughter a 50-cent per hour raise a few years ago without her daughter’s knowledge.