Thirty-Year Sentence For Tyler City Employee Who Stole For Years

The woman who admitted to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from Tyler Municipal Court will spend many years in prison.

Thirty years is what Judge Cynthia Kent gave to Denise Owens, who pleaded guilty to using her position at Tyler Municipal Court to steal the city's money. The crimes happened over five years as Owens pocketed the money citizens paid in misdemeanor fines.

Morgan Palmer, reporting.