Plea Deal Rejected For Lisa Roth
A judge has rejected a plea deal offered to a Casper woman accused of stealing money from an organization that assists people with development disabilities.
Natrona County District Court Judge Catherine Wilking rejected a deal offered by prosecutors that would have granted first time offender status to Lisa Roth, who has been charged with one count of larceny.
The deal was that if Roth completed a time of probation, and pay restitution, her conviction would be cleared from her record.
However, after reading the pre-sentence investigation report, Judge Wilking noted that Roth was accused of trying something similar with a previous employer.
Investigators with the Casper Police Department say from January until September 2013, Roth was in charge of some of the money involved with I Reach 2.
She was in charge of collecting money from the caregivers of participants of the program, and then give some of the money to the participants to use at their leisure, while the rest was to be kept in a bank bag.
Upon doing an audit, the program discovered about $5,400 missing and Roth quit a few days later after being confronted about the issue.
When interviewed Roth admitted to cashing some of the checks at her personal bank, which was against company policy
Investigators determined that receipts for purchases for the participants were kept and logged on logg sheets, but found that the loggs were sometimes inaccurate.
Since the plea deal has been rejected, Roth's case will proceed to trial, as if she never entered a guilty plea, and that trial will take place at a later date, unless a new plea deal is agreed upon before then.