A former Danville church secretary who was ready to enter a plea to multiple theft counts now awaits a trial date after a judge rejected the plea deal she and prosecutors had agreed to.
Kristin M. Goodlett, a former secretary for Trinity Episcopal Church on Main Street, is scheduled for a pretrial conference on Aug. 2 before Boyle Circuit Judge Darren Peckler.
Last week, Peckler refused to sign off on a deal in which Goodlett would enter an Alford plea to 36 counts of theft over $300 in exchange for serving only one year of a 36-year sentence in prison, along with an additional two years of jail time she received from a 1999 theft case that she didn't have to serve. She would also have to pay restitution to the church.
In an Alford plea, the defendant does not admit guilt but agrees that there is enough evidence to convict. Goodlett originally pleaded not guilty to the charges but decided to enter the Alford Plea last month.