BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) - A former Vice President for Business Affairs at Bainbridge State College was found guilty of theft.
Natalie Higley was sentenced to five years probation after the jury found her guilty of theft by conversion and theft by receiving stolen property.
Higley was among a group of former employees accused of stealing a Ford tractor, a golf cart, and other property belonging to the college.
District Attorney Joe Mulholland said, “To have a fire year probation sentence given on this kind of crime was a little unfortunate. We were hoping we could send a message with this case that no matter who you are, whether you're making a $140,000 a year as a vice president of a school or if you're working as a maintenance employee, you should be treated the same.”
Mulholland hopes this sentence will prevent Higley from taking advantage of other colleges in the future.