CAMBRIDGE, Ohio -- A former employee of Guernsey County Children's Services, charged with theft in office, was found guilty on Tuesday.
According to records of the Guernsey County Common Pleas Court, 43-year-old Melissa D. Keylor of Cambridge entered "no contest" pleas to one count of theft in office and one count of grand theft when she appeared before Judge David A. Ellwood on Tuesday morning. Judge Ellwood found Keylor guilty on both counts. She will be sentenced in November.
Keylor was employed as a supervisor at Guernsey County Children Services and was coordinator of the county's Child Advocacy Center when the thefts occurred. Nicole Caldwell, Executive Director of the Guernsey County Children Services Board stated that Keylor officially resigned her position at the agency shortly after an investigation into the thefts began.
Under the terms of a negotiated plea, Keylor will repay approximately $1,700 to the Children Services Board and almost $30,000 to the Child Advocacy Center. In an effort to recover those monies, the Prosecutor has placed a detainer on any retirement funds that may be due to Keylor.