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Riverton Woman Gets Prison Time for Embezzling

Riverton Woman Gets Prison Time for Embezzling

A Riverton woman will serve a year and a day in federal prison for embezzling more than $42,000.

Pamela Watts, 45, was secretary and grant administrator for the Central Illinois Enforcement Group, from which she admitted taking money to buy things for herself and her family, including gasoline, food, and swimming pool equipment.

She pleaded guilty last fall.

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