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Former sewer district manager sentenced

7th District Judge Jon Shindurling has sentenced an Idaho Falls woman to five years probation and a one thousand dollar fine. The Idaho Attorney General’s Office says 67 year old Dorothy McCarty failed to deposit more than $1 thousand cash into the Iona-Bonneville Sewer District’s account. She was manager of McCarty Management at the time.

During her probation, McCarty will be prohibited from holding a job that would involve handling money. She was also ordered to pay court costs and $2,248.45 in restitution to the sewer district.

On March 16, 2011, a Bonneville County grand jury indicted McCarty on 13 counts of misuse of public monies by a public officer. The Idaho Attorney General’s Special Prosecution Unit said five counts were based on allegations that McCarty presented fraudulent bills to the sewer district. Seven counts were based on allegations she wilfully failed to deposit cash into the district’s accounts. One count alleged McCarty billed the district for computer equipment that she appropriated for her own personal use.

As part of a plea agreement, McCarty plead guilty to Count 6 of the indictment November 9, 2011. The remaining charges were dismissed at that time. She entered an “alford plea”, thereby admitting the state had sufficient evidence that a jury would likely find her guilty.

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