A Quimby woman has been sentenced to five years probation and ordered to pay $24,045.32 in restitution after pleading guilty to the crime of Theft in the First Degree, a Class C felony.
Deborah L. Clark, 49, of Quimby, a former employee of Miller Mac - The House of Insurance and Real Estate in Cherokee, pleaded "guilty" to the crime on March 27, 2006, after changing her original plea of "not guilty" after initial arraignment.
On July 17, 2006, the court ruled a deferred judgment for Clark and sentenced her to five years probation to the Third Judicial District Department of Correctional Services.
On December 21, 2006, the court ruled that Clark pay the amount of $24,045.32 in restitution to "The victim, Miller-Mac Insurance" and its owners Tom Rutter, Tom Nelson, and Joan Ballantyne.
According to Miller-Mac, an audit in 2005 discovered the alleged theft, and Miller-Mac officials reported it to the State Insurance Board, which turned the case over to Cherokee County Attorney Mark Cozine, who then filed the charges.
Clark worked for Miller-Mac Insurance from 1992 to 2005 when the alleged theft was discovered.