- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 27, 2014

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The former chief financial officer of an eastern Kansas company has been sentenced to four months of home confinement for embezzling $266,000 from the firm.

The U.S. Attorney’s office says 58-year-old Sandra Moore, of Emporia, must also pay full restitution under the sentence she received Tuesday in federal court.

Moore was an executive of Sauder Custom Fabrication, a manufacturing firm in Emporia. She pleaded guilty in December to one count of embezzlement and faced a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

In her plea, Moore admitted that starting in 2008, she made unauthorized transfers from a company account to her personal account. She also admitted writing unauthorized company checks and putting them in her own account, and writing unauthorized checks to repay loans she took from her 401K account.