- Associated Press - Thursday, October 6, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The long-time secretary of a women’s sorority group that focuses on personal integrity and service to others has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for taking more than $1.6 million over 14 years from the organization.

Andrea G. Baker of Elkhart was sentenced Thursday to 27 months in prison and ordered to pay $1.66 million in restitution to the Ames chapter of the Chi Omega Alumnae Association.

She asked for a sentence of home confinement instead of prison.

Baker, who is 50, entered a plea agreement in June in which she acknowledged that between 2000 and 2014 she used per position as treasurer to pay personal credit card expenses, deposit money into her own accounts and hide it by falsifying the group’s financial records.

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