- Associated Press - Friday, June 20, 2014

MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (AP) - A former Madison County Commission employee has been sentenced to a year in jail for her role in stealing more than $150,000 in public money.

Deborah Kay Sims received an eight year sentence, with seven years suspended, according to WAAY-TV (http://bit.ly/1pniqWq ). 59-year-old Sims pleaded guilty in May to the charges. Prosecutors have said she had access to a county bank account, credit and debit cards as the assistant to commissioner Jerry Craig.

Sims also will have to repay some of the missing money. A state audit reported that about $65,000 of the money was used for personal expenses.

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Information from: WAAY-TV, http://www.waaytv.com/

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