The former business manager of a Central Texas school district has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for embezzling more than $500,000 from the district.
Patty E. Smith was sentenced Friday in federal court in Austin and ordered to pay restitution for stealing the money from the Lohn school district, about 60 miles east of San Angelo.
Federal prosecutors said in a statement that the 58-year-old Smith stole federal money designated for the district.
She pleaded guilty in June to charges that include one count of theft from an organization receiving federal funds.
She acknowledged that she embezzled from the district from 2006 to 2012 and used the money for her personal benefit.