Former Library Director Receives Probation, Fines for Taking Library Funds


Published on September 24 2012 12:12 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

A former St. Elmo Library District director has been placed on four years' probation for taking library funds.

52-year-old Terri Gillespie served as library director for several years until her termination in July 2011 after the allegations surfaced.

Gillespie pleaded guilty in August to taking between $10,000 and $100,000 during a two-year period ending with her dismissal.  She had also been charged with taking between $100,000 and $500,000 but that count was dismissed when she pleaded guilty to taking the lesser amount of funds.

Gillespie was placed on four years probation and was fined and must make restitution of the funds she took.  She must also complete 30 days in jail and must also fulfill 100 hours of public service work.