Woman sentenced for stealing from nonprofits

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Gazette staff
Friday, January 3, 2014

JANESVILLE—A woman accused of stealing thousands of dollars from two Beloit nonprofit organizations was sentenced Friday to two years probation, including seven months in the Rock County Jail.

Holly K. Flanagan, 35, of 1243 Ninth St., Beloit, pleaded guilty to felony theft, but the court held open a finding of guilt. Flanagan will be able to petition the court to dismiss the felony charge if she successfully completes probation, according to online court records.

Flanagan also pleaded no contest to misdemeanor theft and obstructing an officer. The court found her guilty on those charges.

Flanagan's jail time will allow her to be released for work, child care and court sessions. The amount of money Flanagan will have to repay will be part of an agreement between the defense and prosecution, to be determined within 30 days.

Flanagan also must complete any counseling the court deems appropriate.

Flanagan was accused of taking nearly $22,000 from the Converse Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization in Beloit and of charging nearly $5,400 for personal items on a credit card when she was an employee of the Beloit Boys & Girls Club.

The missing money was discovered in fall 2012.

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