Former state podiatry board executive sentenced

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RENO, Nev. (AP) — A former executive director of the Nevada Podiatry Board has been sentenced to five years' probation after pleading guilty to misappropriating board funds and falsifying financial accounts.

Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto says 32-year-old Melissa Marie Heyden of Reno also was ordered to pay $34,700 in restitution. She could face up to 2½ years in prison if she violates terms of her probation.

Heyden was sentenced Wednesday in Washoe County District Court after pleading guilty in July to one felony misappropriation charge.

Court documents say she told an investigator she needed money for a special needs child and three children related to her husband.

The investigator said Heyden worked a second job at a Game Stop store in Reno while she was on the clock at her state job.

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