An Auburn woman will spend the next 16 weekends in jail for using her employer's checks to pay more than $82,000 in personal bills. 

Julie A. McGinn, 44, of 16 Meadowbrook Dr., was sentenced Wednesday in Onondaga County Court after she admitted to stealing from her former employer, Empire Technical Associates, in Skaneateles. 

In September, McGinn pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree grand larceny, a class C felony, and paid $89,000 in restitution. At the time, the former office manager said she had written thousands of dollars worth of unauthorized company checks to pay her personal cell phone and credit card bills from 2010 to 2016. 

In exchange for her plea of guilty, Supreme Court Justice John Brunetti had agreed to sentence McGinn to about a month in jail — either 32 consecutive days or 16 weekends at the Onondaga County Correctional Facility in Jamesville. On Wednesday, McGinn asked for weekends in jail, and the court granted her request. McGinn's defense attorney, Dennis Sedor, said she was also sentenced to five years probation. 

Staff writer Megan Blarr can be reached at (315) 282-2282 or megan.blarr@lee.net. Follow her on Twitter @CitizenBlarr. 

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