BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A former bookkeeper for a Montana trucking company was sentenced to two years in prison for embezzling nearly $100,000 from the firm.

The Billings Gazette reports Elisha Ryan Finley also was ordered to pay $97,451 in restitution to G.D. Eastlick Inc. in Billings and its insurance company.

Finley pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft as part of a plea agreement in which prosecutors dropped four counts each of wire fraud and aggravated identify theft.

Court documents say Finley wrote herself checks from the company and forged the owner's signature for about six months in 2016. She then altered the check stubs to make it appear that the checks had been voided and omitted them from the company books.

Finley also was sentenced to three years supervised release following her prison term.


Information from: The Billings Gazette,