The former coordinator of the Canyon County Meals on Wheels program and the Caldwell Senior Center, who admitted to stealing from both organizations, was sentenced June 3 to 200 days of house arrest.
3rd District Judge Bradly Ford also told 55-year-old Paige McMichael that she must pay court costs and $1,000 in fines. She has already paid $7,200 in restitution to the two charities.
This morning's Idaho Press-Tribune reports that Ford sentenced McMichael to nine years in prison—three years fixed—but suspended the sentence in favor of house arrest and six years of supervised probation.
The Press-Tribune reports that McMichael had several opportunities to take responsibility for her actions, and despite her guilty plea, she continued to dodge accountability during her pre-sentence investigation.
McMichael must be fitted with a GPS monitoring device at her own expense within ten days.