Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Woman admits guilt in theft

The Cincinnati Enquirer

Joyce Bailey, one half of a Price Hill couple accused of embezzling thousands of dollars from their children's school, pleaded guilty to theft Monday in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court.

Charges of theft and unauthorized use of property against her husband, Daniel Bailey, were dropped.

Joyce Bailey, 40, and Daniel Bailey, 40, were indicted in May 2003, accused of taking more than $27,000 from the St. William School parent teacher organization in Price Hill.

Hamilton County prosecutors say between April 2001 and July 2002, Joyce Bailey wrote checks from the organization's account.

Joyce Bailey has repaid more than half of the missing money. Sentencing is May 17. She faces up to 18 months in prison.

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