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Agreement reached in business theft case

Sarah Girard

EAU CLAIRE (WQOW) - An Eau Claire woman accused of stealing over $100,000 from her employer can avoid a felony conviction and possible prison time if she meets certain conditions.

Sarah Girard was accused of stealing the money while working as a bookkeeper for Don's Sheet Metal.

Girard pleaded guilty Tuesday but Judge Sarah Harless agreed that the felony charge will be dismissed if Girard pays back $156,626 at a rate of $1000 a month. She must also do 200 hours of community service, and cannot hold a job or volunteer in a position that involves handling finances.

Keith Edwards

Keith Edwards is the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. anchor at News 18.

Keith grew up in the Village of Lake Hallie, attending Chippewa Falls schools where he started pursuing his broadcasting education.

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