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Tennessee Woman Ordered to Serve Embezzlement Sentence in W.Va.


A Tennessee woman who admitted embezzling $36,000 from a youth mentoring group in West Virginia has been sentenced to at least a year in prison.

Thirty-seven-year-old Stephanie Jordan of Iron City, Tennessee, is a former bookkeeper for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tri-State in Cabell County. She pleaded guilty to embezzlement in February 2015, when she told a judge that much of the unauthorized purchases went toward medical bills for her son.

She originally was sentenced to probation and ordered to pay $250 a month in restitution. But Jordan returned to jail last month pending a probation revocation hearing after prosecutors said she fell behind on restitution payments.

Media outlets report a Cabell County judge Monday ordered Jordan to serve one-to-10 years in prison.