UPDATE: CORRECTION. STORY NOW ACCURATELY REFLECTS THAT ROBY WAS GIVEN A SUSPENDED SENTENCE (FELONY), NOT A DEFERRED SENTENCE.
Donita Roby, the former Treasurer of the Town of Luther, was sentenced today after entering a blind guilty plea to charges involving stealing money from the town. She will not serve any prison time.
Instead, she was given a 20-year suspended sentence on the nine counts, including one count of embezzlement and eight counts of “using a computer network for the purpose of obtaining money and other things of value by use of a false and fraudulent representation.” She is ordered to pay restitution of $200 a month until she has repaid the approximate $48,000 she pleaded guilty to stealing from the town in her role as the town’s treasurer.
Word of the sentencing came tonight during a Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of Luther. Mayor Lea Ann Jackson shared the information after receiving a call from the auditor who first discovered the missing money in 2014 and was a witness at today’s sentencing in Oklahoma County District Court.