Jacqueline Gorey pled guilty to a felony theft charge.
She was the longtime tax collector and town clerk in Willimantic.
She choked up in court, and admitted that she started taking a few dollars from town coffers that she intended to pay back, but the stealing got out of control.
Her sentence also includes three years of probation and 300 hours of community service.
She’ll also have to pay restitution.