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Ventura County Woman Gets Two Year Plus Jail Sentence For Embezzling From School Group

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A Ventura County woman has been ordered to spend more than two years in county jail after entering guilty pleas to charges she embezzled more than $150,000 from a Moorpark school.

Jennifer Leporati was treasurer of the Flory School Booster Club.  It was a non-profit formed to raise money to help support the school’s science, technology, engineering, and math programs.

But Ventura County prosecutors say for more than two years, the 47-year-old Thousand Oaks woman stole cash from the group’s fundraisers and wrote unauthorized checks to herself.  She pled guilty to four felony grand theft charges, as well as a count of creating false evidence. 

In addition to a 28 month jail sentence, plus 32 months probation, Leporati was ordered to pay $158,000 in restitution to the school group.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.