Woman Sentenced for Stealing Money from Mission Nutrition Meal Program
A Gibson County Superior Court Judge sentenced a former Evansville woman to 24-months probation this week for embezzling over 13-thousand dollars from the Mission Nutrition Program, based out of Princeton.
The Princeton Daily Clarion reports 51-year-old Deborah Wolfe, who now lives in Bristol, Tennessee, was also ordered to make full restitution within 30-days.
The Clarion reports Wolfe pled guilty to a felony charge of theft Wednesday.
However, the charge may be reduced to a misdemeanor if she successfully completes probation.
The Indiana Department of Education supported the program through its Summer Food Service Program which was created to serve nutritious meals to eligible children during summer and school vacation periods.
Wolfe served as the director of the program since its inception in 2010.
Investigators say Wolfe allegedly used money from the program's two accounts to make numerous unauthorized purchases for her personal use during 2011 and 2012