- Associated Press - Friday, January 30, 2015

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - A Cobb County jury has convicted a man for helping his girlfriend steal from her employer.

Cobb District Attorney Vic Reynolds said in a release that 44-year-old Robert Gustavus Whaley of Dallas was convicted Thursday on two counts of racketeering.

Prosecutors say Whaley helped Sharron Rice steal more than $800,000 from her employer, an apartment management company. Prosecutors say Rice cut checks to a fake vendor and deposited some of the money in an account Whaley opened.

Whaley was already on probation as a first offender after pleading guilty to stealing computers from a company where he’d been a consultant.

A judge sentenced Whaley to five years in prison followed by 15 years on probation and ordered him to pay $803,000 restitution.

Rice pleaded guilty to the charges in June.

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