A woman who stole $173,000 from Georgia Tech will go to prison for 10 years. The judge handed her a tougher sentence than prosecutors recommended. Why? Note this exchange:

“Has she restored one nickel to Georgia Tech — just one nickel?” Goger asked Thompson.

Thompson said Harris was on the cusp of making a payment and possibly borrowing from family members.

“Is the answer no?” Goger asked.

“The answer is no,” Thompson said.

Setting up a payment plan while awaiting trial probably would’ve been a good idea.