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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - A southwest Missouri woman has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison without parole from embezzling nearly $115,000 from her Joplin employer.

The U.S. Attorney's office says 47-year-old Roxanna Sue Rindom was also ordered to repay the money to Neal Construction Group under the sentence she received Tuesday.

Rindom, of Webb City, pleaded guilty in September to bank fraud and credit card fraud.

She admitted forging 68 checks on the company's bank accounts and making them payable to herself. She also admitted making 174 unauthorized purchases on Neal Construction Group's credit card.

Investigators said Rindom's actions were discovered when she tried to transfer $2,200 from the company's bank account to pay make a payment on her daughter's student loan.

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