SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Karen Eames was sentenced to six months in jail and five years of probation in accordance with her plea argument inside the Onondaga County Courthouse today.
Walking into court today, Karen Eames had a plea deal waiting to be finalized. The only thing that was left to decide was if she would serve any prison time. Judge Theodore Limpert made sure it was known that Eames could have prevented this back in 2020 when the embezzling started.
“You could have said to your husband, Stop, stop taking the money, give it back. It’s not ours. It’s not right. You didn’t do that,” Limpert said.
After Limpert handed down the sentence Eames’ defense attorney, Micheal Vanvonese, said that was he happy with the outcome because it could’ve been worse.
“Very happy that the court recognized her situation falls into Isaac’s who if here would be much, much more severe actually,” Vanvonese said.
The district attorney said even if the former Deputy Sheriff Issac Eames was here this outcome was still likely.
Eames only made one statement during the hearing.
“This was out of my character for me. And from the day to this calmly, I have done everything in my power to make this right,” Eames said.
Eames will serve that time locally at the Jamesville Correctional Facility. Eames also paid her all restitutions in full at the end of the hearing. She did so by selling her house and using the extra funds made from the sale. It is one of the largest lumpsums to be paid in Onondaga County history at over $500,000.