Vt. Woman to Serve Prison Time For Stealing From Anti-Hunger Charity

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The former Hunger Free Vermont Finance Director is headed to prison. 

According to documents Sally Kirby was sentenced on Tuesday to fifteen months in prison for forging checks while working at the South Burlington Non-profit Organization. 

Court documents show Kirby embezzled $165,000 from the organization over a period of many years. Officials said she did that primarily by issuing checks to herself without authorization, then forging the signature of Hunger Free Vermont’s executive director on the checks.

Hunger Free Vermont says the theft was discovered in October 2015 by the organization’s bank, when irregularities were found in a checking account.

Kirby was hired by the organization in 2004. Her duties included handling payroll, accounts payable, financial statements and grant allocations, according to a press release.

Along with her sentence, Kirby was also ordered to pay back the money she took from Hunger Free Vermont. 

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