GOODING, Idaho (AP) — A Jerome woman has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for stealing more than $660,000 from a southern Idaho dairy.
Stephanie Wells, 35, will be eligible for parole after three years, 5th District Court Judge John Butler said. She was also ordered to pay restitution to the Box Canyon Dairy.
The Times-News reports Wells pleaded guilty to five counts of grand theft in November, and in exchange prosecutors dropped 14 additional charges. Prosecutors said Wells was hired by Box Canyon Dairy as chief financial officer and accountant in 2012, and she resigned in January as the dairy was closing its operation.
She was charged after prosecutors said an investigation showed she used company checks to pay credit card bills and falsified payments for a loan she had with the company.