Crystal Murray admitted taking a life-long dream of three business owners by stealing more than $100,000 during her employment there.

Now she will spend the next 20 years repaying that money.

Murray was sentenced to five years probation and 96 days to be served on the weekends at a facility in Tulsa on a charge of embezzlement Thursday afternoon after pleading guilty to the charge in October. Murray had taken $108,836.17 from Quality Galvanizing between June 2004 and February 2006.

Murray was also ordered to pay restitution to the tune of $400 per month, plus interest, until the $99,167,34 is fully repaid. The lesser amount of $99,167.34 was the money that remained missing after some funds were recovered through a bank, according to court records.

In January, the three business owners made statements to the court, including the fact that owning Quality Galvanizing was a “25-year dream.”

During the final sentencing hearing Thursday, Rogers County Assistant District Attorney Patrick Abitbol told the judge although the amount of money was the only restitution that could be collected, Murray had taken much more than that from the owners.

“They lost what was their dream that they had worked years to come to,” he said.

Murray simply asked Judge Dwayne Steidley not to send her to prison because her family — including her husband and three children — needed her.