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Jane Draycott, Allegedly Harassed Firefighter, Gets Probation on Shoplifting Charge

Jane Draycott, the Houston firefighter who the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says was harassed by colleagues for being female, has accepted a probation deal on charges she shoplifted at a Walmart, the district attorney's office says.

Draycott was accused of taking $300 from a Walmart, including a DVD player, DVDs and a bag of ice, in the midst of the ongoing controversy over her charges. She had just gotten off a shift and was wearing an HPD shirt at the time.

Her attorney said she had been suffering from stress because of the investigation and unrelated family issues.

Draycott, who appeared in court today with her attorney Rusty Hardin, got a pretrial diversion, meaning if her record stays clean and she performs some basic probation requirements, the charges will be dropped one year from now.

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