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March 24, 2010

Ex-bookkeeper sentenced for embezzlement

— OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a former Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission bookkeeper to three years of probation for embezzling more than $40,000 from the agency.

U.S. District Judge David Russell on Monday ordered Denise Lynn Thurlow to spend the first 150 days of that sentence on home detention.

Thurlow must pay $43,527 in restitution to the commission, where she worked from August 1997 to November 2008.

Thurlow's attorney, Patricia High, said Tuesday that Thurlow is extremely regretful and will be compliant while on probation.

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