- Associated Press - Thursday, July 14, 2016

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - A woman accused of stealing thousands of dollars from Wyoming Downs, one of two companies licensed to operate historic horse racing machines in the state, has been sentenced to more than four months in jail.

The Gillette News Record reports (https://bit.ly/29FdET1 ) Heidi Huggins was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to theft. She was also given a suspended prison sentence of five to seven years as part of her plea agreement.

Huggins is accused of taking more than $58,000 from Wyoming Downs while she worked as a manger there between Dec. 21 and Jan. 15.

She denied stealing that much in court Tuesday but did say she wants “the opportunity to get out and pay it back.”

A restitution hearing will be held to determine the amount she’s required to repay.


Information from: The Gillette (Wyo.) News Record, https://www.gillettenewsrecord.com

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