Jan 29, 2010 11:05 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
A Colorado State parking clerk has been ordered to repay parking-ticket payments she admitted stealing.
Charlene Noah, 53, has been fired and convicted of embezzlement for taking $220 from parking ticket payments left in drop boxes. Noah has been ordered to 120 hours of community service.
The thefts became known after some drivers complained their payments in drop boxes weren't being credited.
Noah apologized in a signed statement for the thefts. She said she filed bankruptcy and needed the money to pay for rent and groceries.