A former employee of Norwood and Associates charged with stealing from the lobbying firm has been sentenced to two years in prison.
Bee colleague Cathy Locke reports:
Linda Marie Wells, 50, was sentenced Wednesday by Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Gary Ransom.
Wells was employed as an office manager by Norwood and Associates, a lobbying firm. From 2004 through August 2010, she increased her salary by more than $95,000, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney's Office news release.
Officials said Wells used the company credit to make nearly $40,000 in personal charges, and transferred close to $75,000 from Norwood and Associates bank accounts into her own account and to a friend's account. Wells took a total of $219,771.
Wells had pleaded no contest to grand theft charges.
Read the full post at Bee crime blog Sacto 9-1-1.