Domestic violence shelter director pleads guilty

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ The director of a domestic violence shelter in Marshall has pleaded guilty to embezzlement and making false statements on grant requests.

Federal prosecutors announced Thursday that 50-year-old Deborah Wallace admitted she embezzled money from the Lighthouse Shelter, including money from federal grants between 2008 and 2013.

Prosecutors say Wallace used Lighthouse credit cards and bank account to pay personal expenses. She also admitted she submitted fraudulent monthly invoices in support of grant applications and spending.

The government and Wallace do not agree on the amount of the loss from the scheme. If they don’t agree by the time of Wallace is sentenced, a judge will determine the amount and Wallace would pay that amount of restitution.

Her sentencing date has not been scheduled.

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