Twin Falls Woman Sentenced for Embezzling from College
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A former College of Southern Idaho employee has been sentenced to at least 10 years in prison after embezzling more than $530,000 from the college.
The Times-News reports a 5th District judge sentenced Dawn Marie Orr on Friday. The 41-year-old Orr pleaded guilty to five counts of felony grand theft in March. Authorities say Orr told her boss she took the money but estimated the amount at between $50,000 and $100,000.
She also admitted she had a gambling problem and spent the money in slot machines. A former business office employee at the college, Orr cried and apologized for her actions in court. In 1993, Orr pleaded guilty to two felony counts of forgery, but there was a withheld judgment. The case was dismissed in 1996.