Woman sentenced for embezzling from parent teacher group

The Associated Press
Posted Sept. 16, 2011, at 9:24 a.m.

ALFRED, Maine — A Maine woman is getting 250 hours of community service for embezzling about $29,000 from the Acton Parent Teacher Group.

Thirty-four-year-old Shannon Winchell, of Acton, also received a suspended two-year prison sentence at a sentencing hearing Wednesday in which she apologized for the theft.

Three weeks ago, Winchell pleaded guilty to stealing the money over a three-year period, when she was treasurer of the organization.

Assistant District Attorney Kent Avery said Winchell has paid back $20,282. She now works 30 hours a week cleaning at a New Hampshire hospital.

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