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Compulsive Shopper Sentenced for Embezzling More Than $1.5 Million

A woman accused of embezzling more than $1.5 million from a credit union and buying more than 1,500 items has been sentenced to 27 months in prison. The embezzled funds were used to purchase, among other things, hundreds of pairs of shoes, a $60,000 swimming pool, 58 coats, 16 chain saws, a $25,000 John Deere tractor and more than 3,000 books. The defendant has already begun working to pay back the money she stole by selling her purchases on e-Bay. She's sold 1,000 items so far, bringing in $60,000, according to her attorney.

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