Former Mercer County school bookkeeper pleads guilty to theft charge

Cathy Decker |
Times Record

ALEDO — A former Mercer County School District bookkeeper accepted a plea deal last week in Mercer County Court.

Angie Dellitt, 44, Aledo, appeared Tuesday, Dec. 12, before Judge Richard Zimmer with Public Defender Daniel Dalton and the state represented by State’s Attorney Meeghan Lee. Dellitt pleaded guilty to one of two Class 2 felony charges of theft of $10,000 - $100,000. In the plea agreement, a second theft charge of taking from $500 to $10,000 from the school district was dismissed.

Dellitt was sentenced to 30 months of felony probation, court costs and ordered to pay restitution of $50,000 to the Mercer County Athletic Booster Club. She also was ordered to obtain a mental health evaluation and complete any recommended treatment. She was sentenced to 120 days in the Mercer County Jail, with 20 days to be served.

The thefts occurred between 2016 and 2018. Authorities of the Aledo Police Department were notified by the president of the Mercer County Athletic Booster Club in August 2018 of missing funds from the account being noticed. Dellitt admitted to using the funds for personal purposes, according to Lee.

Formal sentencing was set for 1 p.m. Jan. 22, 2019.