Two former employees of the City of Madison pleaded guilty last week to felony embezzlement charges, according to the Office of the State Auditor.
Officials say Joanna M. Bias and Tammy L. Hill are accused in a fraud scheme to skim city funds, receive extra payroll checks and be paid for leave for which they were not entitled.
Both were charged by the Auditor’s Special Prosecuting Attorney following a year-long fraud audit into the finances of the City of Madison.
Bias was sentenced by Boone County Circuit Judge William Thompson to 1 to 10 years in prison and has to payback $34,973.02 to the city.
Hill received a similar sentence with $39,726.06 owed to Madison. Both received seven years of probation.