ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — A former finance clerk has been sentenced to three years in prison for burning down City Hall in a Linn County town.
Prosecutors said the fire in September 2010 was an attempt to cover up evidence of the theft of more than $20,000 from Mill City.
The town of about 1,800 opened a new city hall last year.
A city official said at the sentencing that the fire also created divisiveness and mistrust in the community.
The Albany Democrat-Herald reports that Joy Marie Cronin was convicted March 1 of arson and sentenced Friday.
She was ordered to pay $373,000 in restitution.
Information from: Albany Democrat-Herald, http://www.dhonline.com
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