The former treasurer of the Licking County (Ohio) Genealogical Society was given a community control sentence that won’t end until she makes full restitution of money she embezzled. Karen L. Ray, 68, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree felony theft in Common Pleas Judge Jon Spahr’s courtroom Monday.
She also made the first of potentially more than 40 $100 payments to the Licking County Genealogical Society to repay what she stole over 16 months beginning June 2007.
Spahr told Ray that she was to continue making restitution payments and that her five-year probation sentence could be reduced if she fulfills her obligation to return the $4,350 in funds she embezzled. She was the fiscal officer for the 400-member group.
Licking County Assistant Prosecutor Duke Frost said that Ray diverted funds from the society’s bank accounts to her own and — after her ruse was discovered — told police that she used the money to pay personal bills.
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