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Former Dillon city judge sentenced for theft

Posted at 9:23 AM, Nov 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-09 11:23:28-05

DILLON – A former Dillon city judge has been sentenced for theft while in office.

Court officials said Crystal Mae Thompson was sentenced in Dillon on Wednesday to seven years with the Department of Corrections, with five years suspended.

She pleaded guilty earlier this year to felony theft for stealing more than $30,000 while serving as city judge before resigning in 2017.

Thompson was in charge of cash payments from fines. She has been ordered to pay $34,000 in restitution.