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Ex-Prison Employee Gets 21 Months For Embezzlement

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A former Illinois Department of Corrections accounting employee will serve 21 months in federal prison after admitting to embezzling more than $50,000 from a fund meant to benefit prison workers killed in the line of duty. 

U.S. District Judge Sue Myerscough sentenced 47-year-old Mary Ann Bohlen on Monday. 

Myerscough also ordered the Edinburg resident to pay nearly $24,000 to the Illinois Correctional Employees Memorial Association and $27,000 to the state corrections agency. 

Bohlen - a corrections accounting administrator - pleaded guilty in February to embezzling money from department funds from 2007 to 2011. 

Bohlen admitted taking more than $50,000 from the memorial association. It recognizes and commemorates employees severely injured or killed in the line of duty. 

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