GRATIS, Ohio (WDTN) - The former fiscal officer for the Village of Gratis is scheduled for sentencing Tuesday afternoon.
Our partners at the Register Herald report that Serrer Phillips agreed to enter guilty pleas to three criminal counts, including theft in office.
The charges came after an audit found $62,000 in missing public funds between 2008 and 2010.
The original audit said Phillips failed to deposit numerous utility collections.
Preble County Prosecutor Martin Vogel is quoted in the article as saying, "I'm going to be recommending prison. We're going to put together a thorough sentencing memorandum, providing a bunch of other cases where people have been given lengthy prison terms in cases such as this. It's a case of abusing public trust to enrich one's self. In cases like these, people usually don't have a criminal history, otherwise, they'd have never had the public position in the first place, but we feel prison time is warranted after abusing the public trust."
She faces at least three years in prison for each felony count.
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