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Janet Gilbert

A former employee of the Crane Chronicle has pleaded guilty to stealing from the paper.

Janet Gilbert, 47, of Crane, entered her plea and was sentenced to five years probation on June 13th.  She was also ordered to pay restitution to Stone County Publishing, Inc.

Gilbert, and the former editor of the paper, Pamalie Davis, 49, of Shell Knob, were charged with felony stealing in 2010 after thousands of dollars were found to be missing from the papers bank accounts.

Pamalie Davis

Davis pleaded guilty to stealing charges last month and was also placed on five years probation and ordered to pay restitution.