Coles County

Preschool Teacher enters negotiated plea on Felony theft charges –


Courtni Hays appeared in Edgar County Circuit Court today and entered into a negotiated plea on the charges of theft from the Edgar County Health Department where she was previously employed.

According to the court docket:

  • The case will be suspended after 24 months under the First Offender Initiative Program is completed
  • Hays cannot violate any criminal laws
  • Hays cannot possess any firearms during the program
  • Hays ordered to pay restitution (which has already been paid)
  • Must pay assessment of $549
  • $500 fine

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  1. Did I miss RESTITUTION? ?

    How about a plea to Official Misconduct so she doesn’t hold any further public employee post?

    This will probably shed some light on what the firefighter will face.