TORRINGTON, Wyo – Former Goshen County, Wyo, Clerk of the District Court Kathi Rickard has been sentenced to 3-to-6 years in prison for embezzling more than $125,000 from the county.
Rickard had pleaded guilty to 2 counts of felony theft in a plea agreement that saw prosecutors dismiss 4 more similar counts.
The plea deal called for a maximum of 2 years in prison if she made full restitution, but Rickard was able to pay back only $13,000.
Rickard resigned after audits showed irregularities in multiple county accounts. An investigation followed and formal charges were filed early last year.