A former deputy Tooele County assessor was sentenced Monday to 60 days in jail for her guilty plea to one count of felony theft.
Margaret Fonger, 21, pleaded guilty in October. As part of a plea bargain with the county prosecutor, a second count of felony theft of funds of more than $1,000 was dismissed.Third District Judge Frank Noel sentenced Fonger to a zero-to-five year term at Utah State Prison, but suspended the sentence. Instead, Fonger was ordered to serve 60 days in the Tooele County Jail, complete two years probation, pay $9,400 in fines and complete 100 hours of community service.
She will begin serving the time on Feb. 4 when the new jail facility is finished.
Earlier, County Attorney Ron Elton said Fonger diverted several thousand dollars to her personal use. As deputy county assessor, Fonger was responsible for depositing all daily receipts from the office.
Court records indicate the thefts occurred between June 26 and Aug. 24.