Wood River

Wood River
12:52 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Ex-Wood River finance official gets 3 years in prison for embezzlement

A view of Wood River, Ill. A former assistant finance director for the city has been sentenced to prison time for embezzling funds while on the job.
(via Flickr/Daniel Leininger)

A southwestern Illinois city's former assistant finance director has been sentenced to three years in prison after she admitted stealing nearly $143,000 on the job.

A Madison County judge on Wednesday also ordered 42-year-old Leslie Dona to repay the money she stole from Wood River, a city of 11,000 northeast of St. Louis. She had worked for the city for 17 years.

Dona pleaded guilty to a felony count of theft by deception.

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