FARMINGTON — A Jay woman entered into a one-year delayed sentencing agreement Monday in connection with stealing nearly $5,000 from a C.N. Brown convenience store in Farmington.

Lisa Parent, 49, pleaded guilty to two counts of felony theft in December in Franklin County Superior Court.

Sentencing was delayed to provide time for Parent to pay back the nearly $5,000.

Deputy District Attorney James Andrews told the court Monday that Parent had paid restitution in full.

In December, Andrews said if the case went to trial, testimony would have been heard that Parent was a manager at the Route 4 store and the only one who had access and the combination to the safe. Only a manager is authorized to make deposits for the store

There would also be testimony that only a partial deposit was made Feb. 2, $2,331 short of what was supposed to be deposited. No deposit was made on Feb. 9, which should have been $2,558, Andrews said.

A district manager for the store called the Farmington police after money’s absence was discovered. Officer Darin Gilbert conducted an investigation before arresting Parent.

If Parent completes the conditions in the deferred sentencing agreement, she will be able to withdraw her pleas to felony charges and plead to a misdemeanor and there would be a discharge in the case, Andrews said.

If she is unsuccessful, she faces up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

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