- Associated Press - Friday, June 3, 2016

EXTON, Pa. (AP) - The former sales manager of a suburban Philadelphia art gallery will spend nine to 23 months in the county jail for stealing $650,000 worth of artwork, including a print of the famous “Afghan Girl” photograph that once graced the cover of National Geographic.

Thirty-three year-old Bree DeStephano was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty in April to theft and conspiracy charges. She used aliases to sell dozens of McCurry’s books online, and conspired to sell the artworks with a gallery manager in Durango, Colorado, who received four years’ probation from a judge in that state last month.

The York woman apologized at her sentencing, but referred to her crimes as “a lack of judgment” and “indiscretions.”

She must also pay restitution of $215,000 by making monthly payments to a charity McCurry established.

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