- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - A woman who took money from a nonprofit agency for the disabled was sentenced Tuesday in Salem to three months in jail.

The Oregonian reports (https://is.gd/6rBvxh ) Janice Roberts cried as she apologized in Marion County Circuit Court and said she was greedy.

The 50-year-old Wilsonville woman was executive director of Oregon RISE until she resigned two years ago after taking money from the agency for six years. She pleaded guilty last month to aggravated theft. She will have to pay more than $78,000 in restitution.

Since Roberts’ resignation, the state Department of Education pulled more than $500,000 in grants from Oregon RISE. The nonprofit’s board disbanded, and the agency shut down.


Information from: The Oregonian, https://www.oregonlive.com

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