Three first time offenders in the criminal justice system were placed in Carbon County's Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) probation program on Tuesday by President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II.
If a person successfully completes all conditions imposed by the court their record will be wiped clean. However, if they 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.
Placed were the following:
Kori Stephen Errichetto, 18, of Weatherly, was placed for a year on a charge of theft. He was arrested on April 18 by Weatherly police for an incident in which he was charged with taking money from the Weatherly Booster Club.
He was assessed $350 for the cost of the program, and ordered get a drug and alcohol (D&A) evaluation and follow any recommendation for treatment, get his General Education Diploma (GED), make restitution in an amount to be determined by the adult probation office, and render 25 hours of community service.
Stephanie A. Hunadi, 31, of Nesquehoning, was placed for two years on a charge of criminal conspiracy-forgery. She was arrested by Nesquehoning police on Sept. 24, 2010, for her part in presenting forged prescriptions at the CVS pharmacy. Her husband, Chad C. Hunadi, was also charged and pleaded guilty to criminal counts in the matter on Tuesday.
She was assessed $500 for the program, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, and render 25 hours of community service.
Todd David Jones, 49, of Palmerton, was placed for two years on a charge of terroristic threats. He was arrested on April 28 by Lansford police for an incident at the Friendly Food Market on E. Patterson St., with Edward Rehatcheck Jr. the listed victim.
He was assessed $350 for the program, and ordered to get a mental health evaluation, attend and complete anger management counseling, and have no contact with the victim.
Each will also pay court costs, which average close to $1,000, and pay a $50 per month supervision fee while in the program.