Former Loyall clerk pleads guilty

A former Loyall city clerk and her husband pleaded guilty last week to felony theft charges after admitting to using city money for house payments and dining, the Office of the Attorney General announced Thursday.

Sabrina Cupp and Anthony Cupp, who was an unpaid volunteer with the city, pleaded guilty to the charges in Harlan Circuit Court on March 19 and were sentenced to five years in prison, which will be diverted for five years. They were also ordered to pay $6,000 in restitution.

An audit of the city's finances found $21,499 missing between 2004 and 2006.