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Idaho Falls woman gets jail time for stealing from employer

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IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) _ A judge has ordered an Idaho Falls
woman to spend 30 days in jail and serve five years of probation
for stealing more than thousands of dollars during her employment
with a well drilling company.
Margot Stewart must serve her 30 days in jail within one year
for her conviction of felony grand theft. Prosecutors charged her
with embezzling from Andrew Well Drilling Inc. while serving as the
company's bookkeeper.
Stewart apologized for her actions in 7th District Court Monday.
The sentence imposed by Judge Joel Tingey also requires Stewart
to pay a $250 fine and serve 100 hours of community service.
Company President Roger Buchanan testified Monday that an audit
by an investigators showed Stewart used company credit cards for
personal expenses, including food, televisions and embroidery
machines.


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