BALTIMORE (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a former employee of United Way of Central Maryland to nearly four years in prison in a plot to steal more than $375,000 in donations.

Forty-eight-year-old Dorothy Shields Talbot of Baltimore was also ordered at sentencing Friday to pay restitution.

According to a plea agreement, Talbot was supposed to close a checking account for employee activities. She instead deposited donor checks into that account instead of into a corporate account.

Talbot admitted that from December of 2004 through December 2010 she withdrew money from the checking account and used it for herself and luxury items for her family.

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