FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Hagerstown woman has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for stealing $167,000 from two employers in Frederick County.

Terri Lynn Dotson, 42, who was sentenced on Wednesday, will serve the time on a work-release program.

Dotson will be ordered to pay more than $65,000 in restitution to VETcorp Inc., a disabled veteran-owned chemical company where she kept books as a subcontractor. She will ordered be ordered to pay Harley-Davidson Inc. nearly $24,000. Dotson worked there as a bookkeeper.

Dotson pleaded guilty in July to two counts of theft scheme. She admitted using stolen money for credit card and other bills.

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Comments (2)
  1. chalkie says:

    Wow thats pretty good, steal $167000 and only has to pay back $89000. That sounds like a steal of a deal to me. She made $78000 and for the next 18 months we will have to pay for her keep in prison. How do judges make decisions like this. Inquiring minds want to know. Did he feel that this money could never be recovered? I just don’t get it, or did I miss something in this short story? Can someone please explain this to me.

    1. Can't Fix Stupid says:

      She is serving time on a work-release? Guess this will give her a chance to steal more money!

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