St. Louis, MO (KSDK) - A St. Louis County woman who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from a local soccer group paid back the money Friday morning and avoided going to prison.

Deborah Eisen took more than $440,000 from the St. Louis Youth Soccer Association between 2005 and 2011. Eisen was originally sentenced to five years in prison, but that sentence was suspended to probation because she paid back the money.

The St. Louis Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch said Eisen isn't in prison because of the law.

"She should be going to prison for those five years, at least those five years," McCulloch said. "You steal that much money, you should go to prison also and pay back the money but the law as it sits right now doesn't allow for that."

McCulloch said there a bill being discussed in Jefferson City right now would, if passed, correct that legal loophole.

Eisen does have to serve 120 days on house arrest.

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