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Former city secretary pleads guilty to theft charges

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The former city secretary of New Boston, Texas plead guilty Thursday on allegations that she pocketed more than $11,000 in cash from the city's coffers.
    
Karen Cowley Lightfoot was sentenced to five years probation.

The judge ordered Lightfoot to pay restitution to the city of New Boston before any court costs.
    
According to court records, Lightfoot stole money belonging to the city from November 2009 to October 2011.
    
Lightfoot was fired in 2012.
    
New Boston Mayor Johnny Branson was there for the hearing.

"We're just proud it's closed, justice has been served," said Branson.

The court ordered the restitution be paid within six months.

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