Former Madison County employee to serve 1 year in jail for theft

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MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT)  – A former Madison County Employee who plead guilty to stealing money from the state has been sentenced to one year in the Madison County Jail.

A judge handed down an 8-year split sentence to Deborah Kay Sims Friday morning.

Sims will only serve one year behind bars with three years probation. She will serve the rest of her sentence in jail in the event she violates her probation.

Sims pleaded guilty in May to stealing more than $154,000 from a Madison County fishing rodeo account while working for former county commissioner Jerry Craig.

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