New Hampshire

Former N.H. Principal Sentenced to Prison for Theft of School Funds

The former principal of Litchfield's St. Francis of Assisi School is accused of stealing more than $152,000 from the institution

A former New Hampshire Catholic school principal who prosecutors say stole thousands from the school is heading to prison.

Shannon Dannible, the former principal at Litchfield's St. Francis of Assisi School, pleaded no contest to a theft charge Wednesday. Prosecutors say Dannible, for over a period of four years, stole more than $152,000 earmarked for school trips and lunches.

Dannible apologized in court and says she has a long history of mental health problems. The judge told her the crime deserves at least 1 years in prison.

The former principal was also ordered to pay $152,000 in restitution after her release.

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