Restitution order reversed and remanded for determination if victim’s
credit card losses were reimbursed by a third party since victims are
limited to economic losses and third parties are not statutorily entitled
to recover the costs of decisions to reimburse victims, R.C. 2929.18 and
In this case, the appellant pled guilty to one count of theft after being
charged with two counts of theft and one count of misuse of credit cards.
The credit cards were company credit cards. The two remaining counts were
dismissed. The sentence was three years of community control sanctions
and restitution to his employer that totaled $1,597.42. The appellant
in this case appealed on claims that the trial court abused its discretion
in ordering the payment of restitution.