Whitham sentenced for theft

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Rising Sun resident Craig Whitham was sentenced last week for theft of funds from the Aurora Emergency Rescue.

Whitham, 42, was in Dearborn Circuit Court for sentencing Tuesday, Aug. 16th after pleading guilty to felony Theft (level 5 felony) last month. Two years of his six year sentence were suspended to probation, with credit given for the time he has served in jail since his arrest in March.

In addition to his jail time, Whitham was ordered to begin repaying $113,540.54 to Aurora Emergency Rescue when he is released from custody. The amount includes the $106,000, plus the cost of an audit after Aurora Emergency Rescue discovered the theft.