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Civil suit settled

Just days before a theft case was dismissed, settlement was reached in a civil lawsuit filed by a store owner.

Donna Williams, 44, had been charged in September 2011 with five counts of theft of property. She was employed at Eoff’s Furniture when the alleged thefts occurred from 2008 through 2010.

In August of this year, the Prosecuting Attorney’s office nol prossed the theft case at the request of the alleged victims.

According to a civil suit, CV 12-57, Williams agreed to pay Jim and Patricia Eoff $20,000 when the settlement was signed in late August, and $62,450 in $1,000 per month payments for 60 months, as well as $2,450 due on Dec. 15, 2012. The settlement was filed in Van Buren County Circuit Court, Second Division, on Aug. 23, 2012.

Williams was represented by Conway attorney Joe Don Winningham. The Eoffs retained Clinton attorney Kent Tester.

Eoff’s Furniture store closed in 2011 after 75 years in business.

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