WAYNESBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former western Pennsylvania borough manager who pleaded guilty to using her position to steal nearly $75,000 has been sentenced to one to two years in state prison.

The (Washington) Observer-Reporter reports that former Carmichaels borough manager Brandi Lea Wydo-Streit was also ordered to pay at least $250 a month in reparations during her five years of probation following release.

The 44-year-old defendant pleaded guilty in June to 89 counts of misdemeanor theft as part of a deal in which prosecutors withdrew 89 felony forgery charges.

Greene County Judge Lou Dayich said the defendant "abused a position of great trust" and was motivated by greed.

Wydo-Streit apologized to borough council members who attended Friday's hearing, saying she never anticipated her theft spiraling out of control.


Information from: Observer-Reporter, http://www.observer-reporter.com