Wife of Columbus mayor gets fine, probation

The wife of Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman has been sentenced to five years’ probation and fined $1,000.

That’s after Frankie Coleman pleaded no contest this morning to charges she falsified time sheets and received salary and benefits for hours she never worked while holding a state job earlier this year.

She also was sentenced to 100 hours of community service by a Franklin County judge who found her guilty on misdemeanor charges of attempted theft in office and falsification.

In court, Coleman apologized and acknowledged she has a drinking problem. Under terms of her probation, she must complete the alcohol treatment program she’s currently in.

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