A judge has allowed a 36-year-old Bellevue woman charged with stealing up to $150,000 from her children's soccer league to remove the GPS tracking device she had been wearing since posting bail in April.
A Sarpy County prosecutor said Monday that Michelle Williamson could be a flight risk because she is charged with taking more than $100,000.
But Williamson's attorney, Donald Schense, said his client will not flee from the state because she has five children to care for.
Williamson was freed from jail after posting $2,000 of her $20,000 bail on April 8.
“A GPS ankle bracelet is unnecessary,” Sarpy County Judge Robert Wester said.
Prosecutors allege that Williamson stole from the Phoenix Futbol Club over a period of three years while serving as a volunteer.
She is charged with theft by unlawful taking, a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison. She also is charged with three counts of income tax evasion and three counts of filing fraudulent state income tax returns, all felonies punishable by up to five years of imprisonment.
Williamson's preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 21.
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