Former Mccurtain County Co-Op Director Sentenced In Embezzlement Case

Friday, September 15th 2006, 6:16 am
By: News On 6

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) -- The former director of the McCurtain County Educational Cooperative has been sentenced to six months of in-home detention and ordered to pay a $120,000 fine for embezzling funds from the agency he founded three decades ago.

Deb "Sonny" Victor was also given five years of supervised probation. He was indicted following a state audit and FBI investigation. He had pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement.

He was accused of stealing more than $120,000 from the cooperative by padding his expense reports and salary over a three-year period that ended in fiscal year 2002-03.