Belleville woman gets prison for stealing $18K from police benefit fund

Two Belleville women convicted in separate theft and fraud cases are headed to prison.

Southern Illinois U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton’s office announced Friday the sentencing of Pamela D. Robtoy, 55, to a year and a day in prison following her conviction on charges that she stole funds raised through a charitable event. According to the announcement, Robtoy embezzled more than $18,000 raised during a golf outing that supported the U.S. Marshal’s Survivor Benefit Fund and The Backstoppers Inc.

Following her release, Robtoy must repay the stolen funds and will be on probation for three years.

Wiggonton’s office also announced the sentencing to eight months in prison of Roshanda J. Guyton, also known as Roshanda J. Story, 34, who was convicted of theft of government funds. Guyton told federal services providers she was single and received $2,379.25 in child care benefits between 2012 and 2013 even though she lived with and had help in child rearing from the child’s father.

Guyton was ordered to pay restitution and will be on probation for three years following her release.