Restitution Order Reversed


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 2929.01(L).

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.