Michelle Jones, former city clerk of Kingston, pleaded guilty to over 80 counts of theft this past week. She was given a ten year sentence that includes 9 years of probation. In addition to her jail and probation time, Jones must pay the city of Kingston $30,656. She is also not allowed to have any personal or professional contact with city officials. The GBI began the investigation in 2012 after receiving a request from the city’s chief of police. Reports say that Jones stole over $30,000 dollars from the city. It was discovered that she had been stealing money on a monthly basis in amounts ranging from $42 to $1,900. In an ironic twist, Jones was originally hired to replace former city clerk, Samantha Silvers who was arrested in 2010 for stealing over $60,000 dollars from the city.