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Ex-Principal Sentenced On Theft Charges

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A former Jefferson County elementary principal has been sentenced to five years in prison for his part in the theft of school funds.

The Courier-Journal reports that Adrian Sanford apologized for his actions when he was sentenced Wednesday in Jefferson Circuit Court.

Sanford agreed to the sentence last month shortly after pleading guilty to theft by unlawful taking, tampering with physical evidence, fraudulent use of a credit card and abuse of public trust. He also agreed to testify against his co-defendant, the former bookkeeper at Dixie Elementary.

Sanford also must pay back the $69,140 taken from the school.

Court records say Sanford authorized payments to vendors who never performed any services, including two who were related to Sanford and others who lived in his apartment complex.
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Information from: The Courier-Journal,
http://www.courier-journal.com

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