Former police training academy bookkeeper sentenced

The former bookkeeper of the Southwest Alabama Police Academy was sentenced last week.

Johnnie Vines, 67, of Bay Minette, was sentenced Thursday in Baldwin County Circuit Court after pleading guilty last year of using her office for personal gain and entering into a public funds contract that was not bid out.

Judge J. Langford Floyd sentenced Vines to five years on each count and suspended them for three years of supervised probation.

Former police training academy bookkeeper sentenced

Did she at least have to return the money or is probation the only punishment?