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Former county employee sentenced

A former Dakota County Social Services employee, Aleathea McWilliams, 52, has been sentenced to serve 30 days in jail, and complete 40 hours of community work service and 10 years of probation in connection with a theft of funds and bus passes. She was also ordered to pay restitution of $24,878.38.

McWilliams was employed as a case aid in Dakota County Social Services before she resigned last year. McWilliams pleaded guilty to one count of theft (a felony) on June 6.