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Robbed Foundation Closer to New Director

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OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- The Weber School Foundation is getting closer to naming a new director and still trying to figure out where $1.1 million in embezzled funds went.

The foundation is the nonprofit fundraising arm of Weber district and funds field trips and student projects.

A former secretary pleaded guilty to theft, money laundering and forgery and is serving up to 45 years in prison.

The foundation's former director retired at the end of June. He says it was planned and had nothing to do with the embezzlement. The foundation has been interviewing candidates and could recommend a replacement as early as next week.

A lawyer for the foundation says investigators are checking the former secretary's credit card records to see where she may have spent the money.

The foundation has filed a lawsuit seeking restitution of the embezzled funds.

Information from: Standard-Examiner,

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