Woman repays half of money embezzled from band students



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BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) — A woman who embezzled $6,000 high school band students earned for a Florida trip has repaid half the money as part of a plea deal.

The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1P8RUhx) 43-year-old Kimberly Luxich faced a 10-year prison term for embezzling money the Bay High School band members raised in 2013 while she was treasurer of the band's booster club. She pleaded guilty Monday in Hancock County Circuit Court.

Assistant District Attorney Chris Daniel says Luxich's attorney asked if she could make a sizeable payment to stay out of prison. The booster club's leaders agreed and Luxich brought $3,000 in money orders to court for deposit in the club's account.

Judge Roger Clark imposed a 10-year prison term, suspended eight years and ordered two years of house arrest for Luxich.

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