(Stillwater) — A former manager of Cedar Lane Apartments in Cushing has been placed on two years’ probation with an order to pay $1,390 in restitution for charging merchandise for her personal use on company accounts at Escott’s, Walmart and Cushing Lumber.
Shelly Spharler, 34, whose employment was terminated a year ago by Housing Concepts, the company managing Cedar Lane Apartments, had pleaded guilty to embezzling a total of $1,448.
As part of a plea bargain approved by Associate District Judge Stephen Kistler on Sept. 11, Spharler must obtain full-time employment and perform 50 hours of community service, both within a year. She also was fined $250, court records show.
Since she was given a deferred sentence, Spharler will not have a criminal record if she successfully completes her probationary period.
The embezzlement was reported by Housing Concepts representative Kim Harmon at the Cushing Police Department a year ago, according to an affidavit by Cushing Police Officer Randy Evans.