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Idaho senior center executive pleads guilty to embezzlement

July 6, 2019

POST FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The former executive of an Idaho senior center who admitted to embezzling thousands of dollars has been sentenced to a month in jail.

The Coeur d’Alene Press reports 49-year-old Alison McArthur pleaded guilty Friday to a misdemeanor charged over stolen funds that prosecutors said was used for a car repair, personal telephone bills and a trip to Disneyland.

McArthur, who was executive director of the Post Falls Senior Center for six years before being fired in 2017, said she made a mistake and wanted to rebuild her life.

First District Judge Cynthia K.C. Meyer ordered jail time and $3,500 for restitution.

McArthur said the senior center’s board chairman allowed her to use the organization’s credit card but it was not authorized by the entire board, as required.

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Information from: Coeur d’Alene Press, http://www.cdapress.com

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