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.
I guess the question now is will it get paid back.
She is supposed to send her money to the county, and the money will come to the town from them. That extra layer of bureaucracy in there to make sure it gets done, and helps keep her accountable, no doubt. Wink. Wink.
20 years to pay the money back. No interest. Nice loan arrangement.
Thanks for this information. I have no doubt we would have never heard anything about this from the reg. press.