The end has apparently come in the Leesville Road Middle School embezzlement case.
Kristie Mitchell, the school's former bookkeeper, got a plea deal earlier this month in which her felony embezzlement charge was reduced to a misdemeanor willful failure to discharge duties. She got a 45-day suspended sentence and a year of probation.
At one point, she was charged with stealing nearly $21,000 from money parents deposited for field trips, athletic events and other school activities. She gave a check of $7,000 to the school system to cover the amount that school officials say "they were able to fully document."'
School officials say the money was returned to the school.