- Associated Press - Thursday, January 25, 2018

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A Montana judge has rejected a plea agreement that called for a deferred sentence in the case of an accountant who pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $61,000 from three clients.

The Missoulian reports District Judge Dusty Deschamps ordered 66-year-old Barbara Dellinger to serve 30 days in jail followed by a 10-year suspended sentence with the Department of Corrections.

He said Tuesday the theft was a very serious crime and the proposed three-year deferred sentence with four days in jail was just “a slap on the wrist.”

An accounting firm discovered the embezzlement in December 2016. Dellinger has repaid the stolen funds.

Deschamps noted he had been going through his wallet recently and found one of Dellinger’s business cards. She responded that she used to prepare his taxes.


Information from: Missoulian, http://www.missoulian.com

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