Former UGA Employee Pleads Guilty to Theft

By: AP
By: AP

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- A former University of Georgia employee has pleaded guilty to racketeering and theft charges for embezzling over $200,000 from the school.

The Attorney General's Office said Rebecca Hill pleaded guilty Thursday to taking the money from UGA's Carl Vinson Institute of Government.

She was sentenced to serve one year in prison on house arrest and ordered to pay more than $219,000 in restitution.

Prosecutors say Hill prepared almost 500 falsified receipts while working as a business manager at the institute between 2005 and 2009 that claimed she or others purchased property for the institute. They say she then submitted them to the university for reimbursement from a petty cash fund.

AP-WF-05-17-12 2103GMT

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