Created on Sunday, 06 January 2013 Written by Bellefontaine Examiner Staff
SIDNEY — Micahel Lescowitch, former president of the Shelby County Humane Society, was sentenced Wednesday to 10 days in jail for using agency money for personal purchases.
Lescowitch, 60, was ordered by Shelby County Common Pleas Court Judge James Stevenson to 40 hours of community service, five years' probation and ordered to pay $2,000 in restitution to the society for a fourth-degree felony conviction.
Angela Bray, former treasurer for the society, was given a five years' probation and ordered to pay $1,000 in restitution for fifth-degree felony theft.
A three-month investigation revealed Humane Society funds were used for the towing of Bray’s personal wave runners, tires for her personal vehicle, personal cellphone bills and Wii games. The investigation also found Walmart gift cards were purchased with Humane Society funds and later used to buy groceries, cigarettes, tampons and other items for personal use.
An estimated $18,486 in Humane Society funds were misappropriated, used for personal purposes or questionable purchases.