Friday, March 20, 2009

Update: Illinois Village Clerk Sentenced To 18 Months For $144K Misappropriation

Dorothy Richardson Triplett, 38, the former payroll clerk for Washington Park Village, Illinois, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for misappropriating some $144,000 from town coffers. She pleaded guilty last December to two counts of "misappropriation of assets" in a scheme that involved numerous transfers of small amounts of money, between $200 and $6,000 during 2006 and 2007. Triplett also allegedly conspired with Washington Park's mayor's assisstant Linda Connor to embezzle an additional $369,587 from the municipality. Connor was indicted on criminal charges earlier this week including misapplication of property and filing a false tax return. The reduced sentence for Triplett was ordered by the judge as a result of her "substantial" assistance and cooperation in the case. Normal sentencing guidelines recommend 30 - 37 months in prison.

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