A Papillion woman found guilty of stealing more than $18,000 from the Nebraska Wind Symphony has been sentenced to five years of probation and ordered to pay restitution.
Kelli J. Lockwood, the former symphony treasurer, pleaded no contest to felony theft by deception in Douglas County District Court. Judge J Russell Derr sentenced her Friday and said she must repay $18,181.
Lockwood, 44, admitted to taking the money from Sept. 1, 2015, to Aug. 8, 2017, according to the criminal complaint filed by the Douglas County Attorney’s Office.
In a meeting with symphony officials, Lockwood admitted to “embezzling a lot of money,” according to a police report. Symphony attorney Lisa Line told police that Lockwood stole cash and misused a symphony debit card.
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