GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - A Grand Rapids woman who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from the State over the course of four years has been sentenced.
Monica Robertson was sentenced Tuesday to six months in jail, but the judge said he would allow her to be released once she pays $3,000 of her $371,000 restitution.
She was also sentenced to 60 months probation and 500 hours of community service.
Robertson pleaded no contest in July to two counts of misdemeanor attempted welfare fraud. She was initially charged in September 2012.
Robertson ran a Grand Rapids day care called "A Precious Creation" for nearly a decade.
The Department of Human Services said that between January 2008 and September 2012, Robertson billed the State of Michigan for an extra 153,000 hours of day care that she never provided.
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