Former Ozark school official pleads guilty - Montgomery Alabama news.

Former Ozark school official pleads guilty

OZARK, Ala. (AP) - A former chief financial officer for Ozark schools has admitted stealing money from the south Alabama district's school board.

State Attorney General Luther Strange said Friday that 53-year-old Monica Baker Foote of Ozark pleaded guilty two felony charges, using her official position for personal gain and first-degree theft. She was arrested in January after state examiners found about $97,000 had been embezzled from the Ozark school board and $5,365 in false travel claims had been filed. Foote will be sentenced later. Both offenses carry a sentence of two to 20 years in prison and up to $30,000 in fines. Strange said his staff will ask that she be ordered to pay more than $102,000 in restitution.

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