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Coaldale man among five to enter guilty pleas

Published March 05. 2012 05:02PM

A Coaldale man was among five who entered guilty pleas to criminal charges in Schuylkill County court and were sentenced as follows:

Tyler Matthew Strawdinger, of 101 E. High St., on a charge of possession of chemicals with intent to manufacture methamphetamine was sentenced by Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin to serve 23 months on probation, fined $100 and costs of prosecution, pay $100 to Substance Abuse Education (SAE) fund, $50 to Criminal Justice Enhancement Account (CJEA), $176 to Bethlehem Regional Lab, and perform 20 hours of community service. On a charge of possession of drug parapahernalia was fined $50. He was cited by Coaldale Patrolman Charles Blesse.

Victor Barry Craig Jr., 34, of 27 W. Grant St., McAdoo, on a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol was placed by President Judge William E. Baldwin in the Intermediate Punishment Program (IPP) to serve six months on probation with the first 15 days under house arrest with electronic monitoring and pay a $12 daily fee, followed by four months and 45 days under strict probation, fined $1,000, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to Catastrophe fund, complete the alcohol highway safe driving school course, perform 10 hours community service and his driver's license is suspended 12 months. Craig was cited by McAdoo Patrolman Robert Minnick.

Tanya Lee Zinavage, 32, Shenandoah, on a charge of DUI was sentenced by Judge Baldwin to serve 30 days in the county prison with work release if eligible, followed by four years and 11 months on probation in the IPP, fined $1,500, pay $300 to SAE fund, $100 to Catastrophe fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, complete intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment, perform 10 hours community service, license suspended 18 months and for 12 months must install ignition interlock on car. Zinavage was cited by Butler Township Patrolman Raymond Horan.

Nicole M. Skeen, 33, Minersville, on a charge of insurance fraud was sentenced by Judge John E. Domalakes to serve three years probation and on a charge of forgery an additional two years probation for a total of five years, pay $50 to CJEA, and make restitution of $27,626.66 to AFLAC (American Familyh Life Insurance Company).

She was cited by the state Attorney General's Office and the information filed to court claimed she presented false disabililty claim. She reported she slipped and fell on the ice getting out of her vehicle in a business parking lot.

Donald Eugene Funk II, also known as Donald Pyland, 23, Shamokin, on a charge of giving police a false identification when stopped in Pottsville was placed on probation 12 months by Judge Dolbin, and pay $50 to CJEA. On a summary charge of driving while his operating privileges were suspended was fined $200 plus $50 costs.

Each defendant must pay other court costs and a $50 per month supervision fee while on probation or parole.

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