Jennifer Fox of Rapid City, SD – Guilty and sentenced to 8 Years in prison! Come on – what were you thinking?

And to think I was just in Rapid City on business…now I read this…

A Rapid City woman accused of stealing more than 150,000 dollars from the Hill City Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Service pleaded guilty in Seventh Circuit Court.

NOW REALLY…did you think you’d get by with this?  I know from personal experience – EVERY CHOICE HAS A CONSEQUENCE…and taking money that is not yours will eventually come to light (regardless of the amount)…and the outcome is never good.

As part of a plea agreement Jennifer Fox pleaded guilty to grand theft by embezzlement with a charge of aggravated grand theft being dropped. When asked what she did in court, Fox said only that she took money that she shouldn’t have in an amount over one-thousand dollars. Fox faces up to ten years in prison.

Oops…as of this writing Jennifer Fox was was sentenced to 8 years in prison with three years suspended.

8 YEARS…for $150,000.  And she was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $159,729. The embezzlement reportedly occurred between January 2005 and February 2008.

8 years of your life is not worth the short term gain you might receive from ill gotten embezzled funds…not to mention the emotional toll that this takes on family and friends.  I sincerely hope that Jennifer finds herself while incarcerated and returns to society to make a difference.

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