|Wyoming woman pleads guilty to stealing money from clients
The Associated Press - April 20, 2017
GILLETTE, Wyo. - The 30-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to stealing from the clients of a faith-based organization that helps convicted felons re-enter society in northeast Wyoming.
Yelizaveta "Lisa" Zolotova of Gillette pleaded guilty to felony theft as part of a plea deal. Zolotova was accused of stealing more than $100,000 from Volunteers of America clients over a three-year period.
The Gillette News Record reports that under the plea deal, prosecutors will recommend suspending a three- to five-year prison sentence in favor of a six-month split sentence in the Campbell County jail. In addition, she can argue for straight probation at her sentencing hearing on Aug. 21.
However, she must pay more than $56,000 in restitution.
District Judge Thomas W. Rumpke has ordered a pre-sentence investigation.