A Buffalo woman admitted in State Supreme Court Tuesday that she stole $4,305 when she was working as a cashier at the North Tonawanda Walmart on Thanksgiving Day 2013.
Joi Jones-Burhanan, 23, of Goembel Avenue, admitted to fourth-degree grand larceny. She was admitted into the judicial diversion program of court-supervised drug treatment by Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr.
If Jones-Burhanan conquers her drug problems, she faces no worse than probation, but if she flunks out of the program, she could be sent to prison for as long as four years.
In another Walmart case before Kloch Tuesday, Henry L. McGriff, 32, of Ninth Street, Niagara Falls, pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary for stealing $2,426 in merchandise from the Lockport Walmart Feb. 7. He also was assigned to judicial diversion.