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Tanji Dye, the former bad check clerk for the Douglas County Prosecutor, was sentenced on July 6 to four years in the Department of Corrections for stealing.
The sentence was suspended and she was ordered to complete 120-days of shock treatment, was placed on probation for five years, and ordered to repay $4,459 to the prosecutor’s office.
Dye pleaded guilty on May 4 to stealing money that had been paid to the prosecutor’s office for bad checks and victim restitution.
The thefts occurred in small amounts over a period of several months. The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated the crime and the Missouri Attorney General’s Office prosecuted the offense.
The prosecutor and all other employees were exonerated, according to Prosecuting Attorney Chris Wade.
Three individuals were sentenced to prison terms at Douglas County Law Day on Tuesday.
Christina Folson, 28, Ava, was sentenced to two years for possession of methamphetamine, and Jarrod Jaurique, 36, formerly of Ava, received a two-years suspended sentence and 120-days shock time for resisting arrest.
Wendy Willis, 42, Springfield, received two years for passing bad checks. She was on probation and failed to pay restitution for bad checks, according to the prosecutor’s office.