Former corrections IT worker given jail time, probation

Colin Bennett

Former corrections IT worker given jail time, probation

CREATED Oct. 19, 2013

 MADISON -- A former Department of Corrections information technology worker was sentenced Friday to 20 days in jail, with three years of probation after pleading guilty to making unautorized purchases with state funds.

The Wisconsin State Journal says James M. Hoey used a state issued card to make purchases from companies that he ran.

From March 2012 through March 2013, Hoey purchased items like cameras, printers, and other equipment - including a new Macbook Pro laptop.

Hoey will have to recoup the DOC for the money he used improperly, but the Assistant District Attorney and Hoey's lawyer are still disputing how much money he will have to pay.

Hoey quit his job on March 28th of this year. 

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