A Cape Girardeau man pleaded guilty Monday to stealing from a local business. 31-year old Jeff Lage pleaded guilty to the class B felony of stealing $25,000 or more. Circuit Judge Benjamin Lewis placed Lage on five years of supervised probation and ordered him to pay more than $70,000 in restitution to his former employer, Velosity Electronics, and serve 120 nonconsecutive days in jail. Lage was accused of making $68,789.95 worth of electronic transactions from Velosity’s bank account to pay his personal credit-card account between March 24, 2014, and Oct. 28, according to an April 1 probable-cause statement filed by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. The theft came to light when Velosity’s bank notified the business its account was getting low, and bank statements revealed money was missing. Velosity reported the theft Oct. 30. If Lage violates his probation, he could be sentenced to 15 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections.