A former Piggly Wiggly manager was sentenced to a total of two years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to taking more than $20,000 from the store and jumping bail.
Elizabeth S. Baughman, 48, address unavailable, was sentenced by Boyle Circuit Judge Darren Peckler to one year in jail on a charge of theft of more than $300 and another year, to be served consecutively, for first-degree bail jumping. Baughman was given credit for 185 days she's already served in the Boyle County Detention Center.
Baughman was hired as the store's manager in October 2000 after working for more than 20 years at Foodtown, Big Valu and Slone's grocery stores in downtown Danville. At Piggly Wiggly, she was responsible for making out daily deposits and taking them to the bank, said Preston Richardson, former owner of Piggly Wiggly.
"We hired her as store manager," Richardson said today. "She had a lot of good grocery experience."