Former president of Lawrence Art Guild pleads in theft

January 24, 2018 - 7:55 pm

The former president of a nonprofit Lawrence arts organization has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor after stealing from the group.

Amanda Monaghan, 36, was scheduled to go to trial Monday for felony theft after more than $1,000 was stolen from the Lawrence Art Guild in April 2014.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports Monaghan instead entered a no contest plea to misdemeanor theft. She will be sentenced Monday.

Judge Kay Huff said she plans to order Monaghan to repay $1,125 to the guild.

Prosecutors say Monaghan used the organization's bank account for personal expenses, including a payment for her daughter's preschool tuition at the Lawrence Arts Center.

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