The former manager of Village Pharmacy in Refugio took between $100,000 and $200,000 in cash intended to be deposited in the pharmacy’s bank account, according to court documents.
Vega was placed on 10 years probation and ordered to pay $90,000 restitution to the pharmacy owner, Larry Strickland. She is also required to do 300 hours of community service.
“She was a manager at the pharmacy for more than 25 years,” Strickland said. “I trusted her.”
The case was heard by Judge Skipper Koetter Friday morning in Refugio.
Strickland said he was pleased with the outcome but felt four years was much too long to wait for justice.
Vega, who was represented by Ruben R. Lerma Jr., waived all rights to appeal the case and withdrew all motions. A second count involving the same amount of money was dropped as part of the plea bargain.
Vega faced a 2-20 year prison sentence and a $10,000 fine for the charges.