Woman receives 2 years in prison for stealing more than $175K from retirement community

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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A Courtland woman will spend more than two years in prison for stealing more than $175,000 from a Franklin retirement community, the U.S. Department of Justice Eastern District of Virginia announced Tuesday.

Officials say Marion Lewis, 49, was employed as a bookkeeper at the non-profit retirement community — and used the community’s credit cards to buy items including a TV, computer and digital cameras over a period of four years.

Lewis also used $130,000 in stolen cash from the community to redo her kitchen and build a deck around the pool of her Courtland home.

According to officials, Lewis took a total of $176,780 from the community.

She pleaded guilty to five counts of mail fraud in November of 2015, and has been sentenced to 28 months in prison.

Along with Tuesday’s sentencing, Lewis has been ordered to pay back the money she took in restitution.

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