A former Butte County employee is sentenced for theft of public money. 49-year-old Michelle Aguila, of Chico was sentenced Wednesday to 60 days in the Butte County Jail and three years formal probation. Aguila was charged with taking over 24 thousand dollars between 2013 and 2015 while employed with the Environmental Health Division of the Public Health Department. Aguila was said to have taken the cash after a supervisor had signed off on the deposit slips and she would then alter the documents. Officials discovered the discrepancy in the deposits prompting an investigation.
In addition to jail time Aguila was ordered to pay restitution to the county plus the cost of the investigation.