Weather Alert

Former Racine corrections officer sentenced for skimming inmate fees

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — A former corrections officer with the Racine County Sheriff’s Office has been to eight months in the county jail for stealing more than $11,000 in fees she collected from inmates.

Barbara Teeling, was charged with two counts of theft in a business setting and attempted misconduct while in office.

A plea deal reduced the charges from felonies to misdemeanors. Judge Robert Repischak told the 40-year-old Teeling that he would have sent her to prison if she had pleaded guilty to a felony.

The judge added that Teeling also took the public trust, which she cannot repay. Teeling will be allowed to leave the jail to go to work.

Connect With Us Listen To Us On