The Southeast Missourian reports that a former private probation worker is going to spend five years of probation herself.
45-year-old Candi Ayers was an employee of Private Correctional Services. She pleaded guilty to stealing from clients.
Possible sentencings could have included a year in the county jail, between one and seven years in state prison, or up to $10,000.
Ayers is said to have stolen from 14 clients, at a total of $2,170.
It’s said she has paid restitution to her employer.