Former VCU Employee Sentenced to 3 Years for Embezzlement

October 12, 2010

A former Virginia Commonwealth University employee convicted of embezzling from a school community-outreach program has been sentenced to three years in prison.

"The Richmond Times-Dispatch" reports that 40-year-old Lisa Durham of Petersburg was sentenced Tuesday in Richmond Circuit Court.

Durham formerly was the coordinator of a VCU program that provides rent, utility and prescription-drug assistance to chronically and terminally ill patients.

She pleaded guilty in July to six counts of embezzlement. Prosecutors say she took $144,000 over three years from the program.

She apologized Tuesday in court.

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