For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Kriss Bivens Cloyd
Date: May 2, 2014
Former Idaho County Deputy Clerk Sentenced for Misuse of Public Funds
(Boise) – Lindsay N. Greig, Grangeville, was sentenced today for misuse of public funds, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said. Second District Judge John Stegner sentenced Greig to a one year fixed prison sentence with two years indeterminate. The court suspended the prison sentence and ordered Greig to serve 30 days in the county jail, pay $3,925 in restitution and placed her on probation for three years.
Greig, 27, pleaded guilty on January 17, 2014, to one felony count of misuse of public funds. Greig was employed as an Idaho County deputy clerk and her duties included receiving and recording fine payments and providing a receipt to the person paying the fine. By pleading guilty, Greig admitted that between March 2013 and July 2013, she took payments from citizens paying fines and then later made a notation in the computer system that the money was refunded to the person who had paid the fine. The money was not refunded to the person, and Greig kept the money for her own personal use.
As a result of her plea, Greig is prohibited from holding any public office in Idaho.
The case was investigated by the Idaho County Sheriff's Office. The Attorney General's Special Prosecution Unit prosecuted this case at the request of Idaho County Prosecuting Attorney Kirk MacGregor. Deputy Attorney General Jason Spillman prosecuted the case.
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