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This week a Blanchard, Oklahoma woman was sentenced to four years probation after she pleaded guilty to stealing $80,000 from her employer to fund her gambling addiction.
April Ledgerwood was sentenced in an Oklahoma federal court for wire fraud after she embezzled the money from her employer, Dalton Mortgage Group from February to October 2015. She had served as an office manager for the company, and she created fake vendor accounts to send money via PayPal to herself. She then used her money to pay for her gambling habit.
Speaking to the court Ledgerwood said, "This addiction took over my life." She also noted that she's been baking cakes to make restitution payments to the company that she charged.
Judge Scott Park gave Ledgerwood a sentence of four years probation and $81,001 in restitution as well as 120 hours of community service.