By Paul Schmitt
The former Executive Director of the Door County Humane Society was sentenced Thursday to nine months in jail, fined $2,500, and pay full restitution by Door County Circuit Judge David Weber. Carrie Counihan was originally facing twelve felony charges for spending nearly $23,000 of the Door County Humane Society’s money for personal use over the ten years she was with the organization. Door County District Attorney Ray Pelrine explains the plea arrangement that was agreed to back in October.
Judge Weber threw out a joint agreement that called for sixty days of jail time stayed. Counihan received nine months of incarceration for each of the five counts of misdemeanor theft in a business setting that will run concurrently and she needs to report within 60 days.