Court Clerk Pleads Guilty to Stealing Funds

A former deputy court clerk in Germantown pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing more than $1,000 in city funds. Janet Donnell, 45, faces two to four years in prison when she is sentenced next month in Criminal Court, but she also is eligible for diversion, a form of probation in which her felony conviction eventually could be erased. Her attorney, James Curry, said Donnell is ready to make full restitution. The Commercial Appeal reports