Champaign woman ordered to repay $28,000
URBANA — A Champaign woman who admitted stealing thousands of dollars from the Stephens Family YMCA in Champaign was ordered Friday to make full restitution.
Michelle Long, 45, who listed an address in the first block of Leichner Drive, pleaded guilty before Judge Heidi Ladd to felony theft for stealing more than $28,000 last year.
Assistant State’s Attorney Dan Clifton said Long had been employed at the YMCA, now located at 2501 Fields South Drive, for seven years before being fired last fall. One of her duties was to make cash deposits at Busey Bank. In November, it was discovered that she had failed to make deposits between May 2 and Nov. 2.
Clifton agreed to a sentence for Long of four years of probation and full restitution of $28,296.36 — the amount the Y could show was missing.
Asked what Long spent the money on, Clifton said the police report made reference to her buying things on Craig’s List and from a local resale shop.
Long had no prior convictions. She was also fined $510.