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Arkansas woman who used county funds to buy pug tuxedo, Hog tickets ordered to pay more than $300,000

By Kally Patz

This article was published November 24, 2017 at 11:11 a.m.

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An Arkansas woman who embezzled county funds to purchase, among other things, a miniature tuxedo for her pug and Razorback tickets will serve 20 years probation and pay more than $366,000 in restitution for the crimes she committed while working as an administrative assistant to a county judge, according to court records.

The sentence handed down Wednesday came after Kristi Lyn Goss, 44, pleaded guilty to six counts of fraudulent use of a credit card in September.

In an affidavit, Arkansas State Police said Goss obtained a county credit card in 2011 while working as an assistant for Garland County Judge Rick Davis. Over the next five years, she used it to pay utility bills and purchase items including the tuxedo and tickets as well as a diamond bracelet, hotel gift cards and sequin throw pillows, the affidavit states.

A sentencing order filed in the case notes that Goss said she was "raising five kids and the bills kept piling up."

"The stress of her job and the supporting her entire household was too much for her," the order says in a section detailing Goss' version of events. "She further states she will regret this for the rest of her life and wishes she could do it all over again. Goss advised it became too easy for her to use the credit card for things that needed to be paid and it quickly got out of control."

The judge ordered Goss to pay the money back to the county in installments of at least $300 a month beginning in January.

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Bles103 says... November 24, 2017 at 12:26 p.m.

This is why this state is so screwed up. Twenty years probation and pay $300 a month. So roughly she will pay back like $126,000. She should have to pay the full amount back before the probation period is up. She squandered taxpayers monies and with no disregard except for getting caught! A tuxedo for her dog? Please.

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KingCoyote says... November 24, 2017 at 12:32 p.m.

Should be in prison. Do the math on the restitution. She will have to live to be about 147 years old. Who thought this one up??????????

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DEE672 says... November 24, 2017 at 12:35 p.m.

Lock this one up, for pete's sake. Having 5 kids is no excuse. Our tax money wasted will never be paid back with this decision .

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FayFan says... November 24, 2017 at 12:52 p.m.

Why was this not discovered earlier? Why did this not raise a red flag in annual audits of Garland County finances? Or have annual audits gone by the wayside as a "cost cutting" measure? I would say Judge Davis is either WAY too trusting (and naive) and/or he looked the other way while this happened right under his nose. In either case, the buck should stop with him. No wrist slap even?

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GeneralMac says... November 24, 2017 at 12:57 p.m.

If a person has 5 kids and money is tight, you don't buy your dog a tux or buy Razorback tickets.

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titleist10 says... November 24, 2017 at 7:12 p.m.

Does anyone really believe she will repay the money

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