ROMEO (WWJ) – The man who helped a Macomb County sheriff’s deputy steal money from the Romeo Lions Club will not go to jail.

Todd Walker, 39, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a misdemeanor embezzlement charge, bringing with him a check with him to repay the $5,800 he took.   He was sentenced to 18 months probation and 100 hours of community service.

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Walker was the groundskeeper of the group’s clubhouse when prosecutors said he helped the deputy, Lions Club treasurer Bobbie Jo Craft,  steal $21,000.

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Craft, who resigned from her job at the Sheriff’s Department before her arrest,  also repaid her share. She will be sentenced next month.

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The Lions Club is responsible for putting together the Peach Festival, Romeo’s largest annual event held each Labor Day weekend. Walker had worked as grounds keeper for the organization’s clubhouse.