VALPARAISO | A Valparaiso woman, who said she served 10 months in Iraq with the Army, is on her way to becoming the first female to take part in the county's veterans treatment court.
Jennifer Glymph, 28, pleaded guilty to felony forgery and three felony counts of theft.
Rather than being sentenced for the crimes, she will appear back in court Dec. 14 to confirm she qualified to take part in veterans court, which allows participants the opportunity to clear themselves of criminal charges if they comply with terms of a highly structured program.
Unlike the county's drug court, the veterans court does not automatically exclude violent offenders because that is a way post traumatic stress and other disorders manifest among combat veterans, according to Porter Superior Court Judge Julia Jent.
Glymph told Porter Superior Court Judge Bill Alexa on Friday she was discharged from the military after nearly four years of service because of opiate dependency.
In the first of the three criminal cases against her, Glymph is charged with stealing two checks from her mother in June and forging her mother's name to buy items from Target and then return them to obtain money for drugs, according to court documents. She reportedly told police she is a heroin addict.
In the other two cases, she is accused of stealing and pawning a bicycle from her father, and an air compressor and drill press from the Pet Resort at 307 E. 316 North in Washington Township.