MARCH 23, 2006 - Posted at 5:17 p.m. CST
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO - A former office manager for a Cape Girardeau doctor stole nearly $48,000 from her employer, but a circuit judge ordered restitution for just half that amount.
Circuit Judge Benjamin Lewis ruled Wednesday that he could not order Melissa James to pay back more than she is able to Dr. Paul Clarke.
Lewis ordered her to pay $400 per month for the next five years, which is the length of her probation. That amount may change, depending on her financial status.