Seven first time offenders in the criminal justice system were placed in Carbon County's Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) probation program on Thursday by Judge Steven R. Serfass.

If a person successfully completes all conditions of the program their record his wiped clean. However, if the fail to complete the program, or are revoked from it, the Commonwealth reserves the right to prosecute them on all pending charges. A person does not admit guilt in entering the program.

All were placed for a year, unless otherwise noted.

Craig S. Cannon, 38, of Weatherly, was placed on a charge of driving under the influence (DUI). He was arrested on June 12 along SR209 in Nesquehoning. Given a test, the result was .19BAC.

He was ordered to pay $450 for the cost of the program, get a drug and alcohol (D&A) evaluation and follow any recommendation for treatment, and his license was suspended for 60 days.

Thomas Michael Curran, 21, of New Windsor, N.Y., was placed for six months on a charge of receiving stolen property. He was arrested on June 18 by Kidder Township police for an incident at Split Rock Lodge in Lake Harmony.

He was ordered to pay $350 for the cost of the program, make restitution of $43, representing half of the total due, and render 15 hours of community service.

Christine M. Degiosio, 52, of Jim Thorpe, was placed on a charge of theft. She was arrested on June 2 by Lehighton police for the theft of a Iphone from Kimberly Houser.

She was ordered to pay $350 for the cost of the program and render 15 hours of community service.

Michael J. Kish, 34, of Avon, Ohio, pleaded to one count of DUI. He was arrested on June 11 along SR903 in Kidder Township. Given a test, the result was .08BAC.

He was ordered to pay $350 for the cost of the program and get a D&A evaluation.

Christopher G. Pelo, 24, of Summit Hill, was placed on a charge of DUI. He was arrested on June 4 at Market and White Streets., Summit Hill. Given a test, the result was .13BAC.

He was ordered to pay $400 for the cost of the program, get a D&A evaluation and license suspended for 30 days.

William Schoener, 22, of Lehighton, was placed for 18 months on a charge of DUI. He was arrested on April 17 along Strauss Valley Drive in Mahoning Township. Given a test, the result was .17BAC.

He was ordered to pay $500 for the cost of the program, get a D&A evaluation and license suspended for 60 days.

Chad N. Zaengle, 25, of Clinton, N.J., was placed on a DUI charge. He was arrested on May 29 along Catawissa St., in Nesquehoning. Given a test, the result was .15BAC.

He was ordered to pay $400 for the cost of the program, get a D&A evaluation and license suspended for 30 days.

Each defendant must also pay court costs and a $50 per month supervision fee while in the program.