- Associated Press - Monday, May 11, 2015

BILLINGS, Montana (AP) - The former Yellowstone County Museum executive director who pleaded guilty in March to stealing more than $30,000 has to pay back most of what he took.

The Billings Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1PCC0tS) a district judge handed down a six-year deferred sentence and an order to pay $24,000 in restitution last week for Charles Louis “Chas” Weldon, who was the museum’s director from 2009 to 2013.

Museum board members noticed the theft in late 2013 when they took over some of the museum operations while Weldon was ill. Weldon admitted during the investigation that he took money from a tour company, people’s cash donations and from gift shop receipts.

Weldon didn’t comment in court.

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Information from: The Billings Gazette, https://www.billingsgazette.com

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