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UNION (WVVA) - A woman convicted of embezzling funds from the town of Alderson will spend the next 1-10 years in prison.

Jacalyn Ann "Jackie" Villars, former employee of the Town of Alderson, learned her fate in Monroe County Court Monday morning.

The defense asked for home confinement, stating that Villars has children at home that need her care and citing her clean criminal history.

But the judge presiding over the hearing said Villars deserved jail time for betraying the public's trust. He cited her crime, and the repercussions against the people of Alderson, for his decision.

Alderson Mayor Travis Copenhaver testified Monday on behalf of the citizens of Alderson, asking the court for a higher sentence. He said the crime affected people in Alderson as well as the surrounding area, between delays in payments, bad checks, back-taxes, and the affect on other town employees.

On her way out of the courtroom, Villars told Copenhaver, "I hope you're ready for what you're about to get."

Villars pleaded guilty in March to embezzling more than $1,000 from the town.

Copenhaver said an audit revealed $96,000 dollars missing from the town, but the exact amount is still undetermined. The presiding judge said even though the exact amount is still disputed, there was "a lot of money missing" and this crime had a high impact on people in the area.

Police reports from August 2010 state that Villars was working for the town when coworkers realized money was missing. Evidence pointed police to Villars.

View WVVA.com's previous report on Villars' plea

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