FORMER DAY CARE DIRECTOR SENTENCED FOR THEFT

Former day care director sentenced for theft

The former director of a Tama County day care center has been sentenced to prison for illegally taking more than $110,000 from the center and using the money on video games, clothing and other items. The Des Moines Register reports that 49-year-old Kristine Daniel of Kellogg pleaded guilty to theft of a federal program last October, and was sentenced Monday (9/28) in federal court to four months in prison and another four months in home detention. Daniel will also be on supervised release for three years once her sentence concludes. Daniel admitted to stealing money from Tama County Day Care Inc. while serving as executive director from 2010 to 2016.

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