(Moores Hill, Ind.) - A woman who admitted to stealing $163,000 from a local volunteer fire department will spend time behind bars and pay the money back.
Gladys Curlin pleaded guilty
to stealing money from the
Moores Hill-Sparta Township
Volunteer Fire Department.
Dearborn County Sheriff's Office
Gladys Curlin, 39, pleaded guilty in August to taking the money when she was treasurer of the Moores Hill-Sparta Township Fire Department between 2004 and 2008.
Curlin signed a plea agreement with prosecutors last August was approved by Dearborn Circuit Court Judge James Humphrey on Friday, Oct. 22.
The agreement will have Curlin spend two years on a home incarceration and work release program. She will be on probation for another six years.
The Moores Hill resident is also ordered to pay restitution to the fire department, in addition to court fees.
Curlin told investigators when arrested in May 2009 that she wrote checks from the volunteer department. She admitted to giving some of the cash to her family members.