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Woman convicted of stealing from children’s group

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) – The former executive director of a Jefferson County children’s advocacy group has been convicted of stealing $20,000 from the organization and police have issued a warrant for her arrest.

Sixty-year-old Cheryl Fugett of Denver was found guilty Thursday of eight counts of theft and two counts of forgery for taking money from the Jefferson County Children’s Alliance between December 2003 and February 2007.

Authorities say she used the money to pay her daughter’s college tuition, for work on her pool, a hot tub and dental work.

Fugett was arrested in Coos County, Ore., in March and extradited to Colorado. Fugett did not appear in court Thursday and authorities are searching for her.

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