SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — A Spearfish man who embezzled from his nonprofit employer has been sentenced to serve five years in prison and ordered to pay back the money.

Authorities say 43-year-old Rocky Rardon over the course of about three years stole nearly $50,000 while serving as finance director of Prairie Hills Transit and Child Care Center.

The Black Hills Pioneer reports that Rardon was sentenced last week to 10 years in prison with five years suspended on the condition that he make restitution.

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Information from: Black Hills Pioneer, http://www.bhpioneer.com