A Casper woman and former counselor will be spending time behind bars, after admitting that she tried to hire a hit man to harm her ex-husband.

Cynthia Guy was sentenced to 20-to-25 years in prison, after she pleaded guilty to one charge of solicitation of aggravated kidnapping (originally solicitation of first degree murder).

Investigators with the Casper Police Department say they became aware of the plot in April 2014, through a number of patients at the Central Wyoming Counseling Center.

Patients told investigators that Guy had approached them about trying to find someone who could murder her ex-husband.

Eventually, the Wyoming Department of Criminal Investigation, arranged a May 2014 meeting with an undercover agent, and the meeting was recorded.

Guy provided the undercover agent, "Frankie," with a down payment, along with pictures of her ex-husband and a layout of the house in Cheyenne.

The video was played at Guy's preliminary hearing.

She talked about either making it look like a suicide or a robbery, and had an alibi on stand-by, when the job was done.

Guy and the hit man talked about code words that would be relayed to Guy, to let her know when the job was done, and when to get together at another location to complete the deal.

The money for the job was set aside from her bank account, so that her withdrawal records for the job, could not be traced.

Investigators later searched a storage facility that Guy had, where they found the rest of the money that they say was to be paid to the hit man.

At her sentencing hearing, Guy said what she did was uncharacteristic of her, and that she has borderline personality disorder.

As a result of a divorce, loss of a family pet, and having her vehicle totaled shortly after the divorce was granted, she added that she lost her moral compass.