After being accused in May of stealing $40,000 from Zupan's Market, Lake Oswego resident and former Zupan's employee Tanner J. Cole pleaded guilty to two counts of first degree aggravated theft at the Clackamas County Circuit Court Oct. 9, court documents show.
Cole initially faced three charges of first degree theft (a Class C felony) and two charges of first degree aggravated theft (a Class B felony). As part of the plea, the court agreed to drop the three charges of first degree theft.
Court documents show that the district attorney will recommend a sentence of four years in prison and two years of post-prison supervision. Cole will be sentenced Nov. 7.
Cole, 39, was alleged to have stolen approximately $40,000 from the Lake Grove Zupan's while employed there between September 2017 and March 2019. Court documents show that this alleged criminal activity took place on multiple occasions during that time period.
According to Oregon court records, Cole was convicted of two prior felony theft charges in Washington County in 2008 and 2013.
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