- Associated Press - Thursday, May 4, 2017

WACO, Texas (AP) - Prosecutors say an ex-business manager for a nonprofit Central Texas arts group must serve two years in federal prison for stealing $1.3 million from the volunteers-led organization.

Aileen Denise Snyder was sentenced Wednesday in Waco. Snyder must also repay $470,000 for what investigators say involved nearly 700 unauthorized ATM withdrawals from a Temple Civic Theatre account.

Prosecutors say Snyder, who pleaded guilty to access device fraud, spent the money gambling, traveling and paying personal bills.

The Temple Daily Telegram (https://bit.ly/2paGNwl ) reports Snyder worked for the group from mid-2006 until her May 2014 firing. Theater officials described unexplained missing funds, including a $25,000 dip in one month.

Investigators say Snyder, who was arrested in Washington County, Utah, was the only person with access to and login information for the online bank account.


Information from: Temple (Texas) Daily Telegram, https://www.tdtnews.com

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