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Employee Who Stole $7.5K Gets Second Chance Probation

A Champaign woman with no criminal record who admitted stealing thousands of dollars from her employer may yet escape a conviction. Judge Tom Difanis on Tuesday sentenced Peony Colton, 31, who listed an address in the 2400 block of Sheridan Road, to two years of second chance probation.

If she successfully completes the terms, including making $7,510 in restitution, getting mental health and substance abuse evaluations, performing 30 hours of public service and staying crime free, then no conviction will be entered on her record. Colton pleaded guilty in September to theft, a Class 3 felony, admitting… The News Gazette

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