- Associated Press - Monday, June 30, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A Jemez Pueblo woman has been sentenced to five years’ probation for embezzling more than $18,000 from the tribe.

Federal prosecutors say 48-year-old Mary Cathy Sabado was sentenced Monday.

A hearing has yet to be scheduled to determine the amount of restitution Sabado will be required to pay.

Sabado pleaded guilty in February to charges of embezzlement and theft from a tribal organization.

She admitted to embezzling funds between February 2010 and October 2011 while she was the coordinator for the Jemez Vocational Rehabilitation Project.

Prosecutors say Sabado used purchase orders and a tribal credit card to make unauthorized purchases for her personal use.

The case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the FBI.

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