GRATIS, Ohio (WDTN) - The former fiscal officer for the Village of Gratis says it was lack of training that resulted in $62,000 missing from the books, not a crime.
A Preble County judge does not agree.
Serrer Phillips was sentenced Tuesday on felony counts of theft in office. She was sentenced to six months in the county jail, but she will see that reduced to three months after completing 300 hours of community service. She must also complete three years of community control.
Phillips agreed to the plea, but through her attorney, said while it was her job to keep track of village funds, she says she was poorly trained and blames that for the missing money.
Prosecutor argued her denial shows a lack of remorse for the crime.
The theft occurred between 2008 and 2010.
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