- Associated Press - Friday, September 12, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A former accountant at the Urban League has been sentenced to one year in prison and two years of home confinement for embezzling more than $250,000 from the nonprofit group.

The Rhode Island attorney general’s office says 42-year-old Manivone Phimmahom (MAN’-uh-von FIM’-uh-hom) of Cumberland was sentenced Friday. She pleaded no contest in July to forgery and embezzlement.

Phimmahom must also pay full restitution and was ordered not to enter any gambling facilities.

Phimmahom did the books at the Urban League between June 1, 2006, and January 31, 2011. During that time, prosecutors say she established several unauthorized vendor accounts and wrote checks to the vendors, then used the money for herself. She also forged the signature of former Urban League President Dennis Langley on some checks.

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