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Former Millsboro Library Director Sentenced in Theft Case

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2008



Wilmington, DE – Today, Attorney General Beau Biden announced that former Millsboro Library
Director Cheryl Scheffel pled guilty in Sussex County Superior Court on July 16, 2008 to multiple
offenses, including theft of $168,326.39 from the Millsboro Library.
“This ruling sends a clear message to those who would steal from Delaware’s taxpayers that
theft of public funds will not be tolerated,” stated Attorney General Joseph R. Biden, III.
Scheffel pled guilty in Sussex County Superior Court before Judge T. Henley Graves to one
count of Theft over $100,000, four counts of Forgery 2nd Degree, and one count of Falsifying Business
Records. She was ordered to pay $168,326.39 in restitution to the Millsboro Library. She has been
ordered to serve 10 consecutive weekends at a Violation of Probation Center, beginning the weekend
of July 25, 2008, and to serve 14 years of probation. Scheffel was also ordered to continue treatment
with a gambling therapist, to have no contact with any gambling establishment, and to provide proof of
self-barring from any gambling facility in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Philadelphia.
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Former Millsboro Library Director Sentenced in Theft Case

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2008



Wilmington, DE – Today, Attorney General Beau Biden announced that former Millsboro Library
Director Cheryl Scheffel pled guilty in Sussex County Superior Court on July 16, 2008 to multiple
offenses, including theft of $168,326.39 from the Millsboro Library.
“This ruling sends a clear message to those who would steal from Delaware’s taxpayers that
theft of public funds will not be tolerated,” stated Attorney General Joseph R. Biden, III.
Scheffel pled guilty in Sussex County Superior Court before Judge T. Henley Graves to one
count of Theft over $100,000, four counts of Forgery 2nd Degree, and one count of Falsifying Business
Records. She was ordered to pay $168,326.39 in restitution to the Millsboro Library. She has been
ordered to serve 10 consecutive weekends at a Violation of Probation Center, beginning the weekend
of July 25, 2008, and to serve 14 years of probation. Scheffel was also ordered to continue treatment
with a gambling therapist, to have no contact with any gambling establishment, and to provide proof of
self-barring from any gambling facility in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Philadelphia.
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