Former Finance Director of Hunger Free Vermont Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison

Sally Kirby will serve 15 months and 3 years of probation

The former finance director of Hunger Free Vermont was sentenced to 15 months in prison on Tuesday.

Sally Kirby, 61, was charged with embezzlement from Vermont's leading anti-hunger organization.

Kirby was also ordered to serve three years of probation and has been ordered to pay full restitution of $165,000 she stole plus additional expenses the organization incurred to repair their accounting systems.

Kirby will also be required to pay 10 percent of her future income to Hunger Free Vermont until the money is paid in full.

"We are grateful to Judge Sessions for acknowledging this crime was not only against the staff and board at Hunger Free Vermont and those we serve, but that it was a crime against our whole community," said Marissa Parisi, executive director of Hunger Free Vermont. "All of us at Hunger Free Vermont are glad to have this case behind us and to move forward doing our good work."

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