Port of Hope Bookkeeper gets 3 years for $1.3 million embezzlement

A Middleton woman will spend more than 3 years in federal prison for embezzling money from a non-profit alcohol treatment center.

Connie A Stills, 56, was sentenced Monday in federal court in Boise to 41 months in prison and three years of supervised release for filing false tax returns and mail fraud, according to a release from U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson.

Stills was a bookkeeper for Nampa-based Port of Hope Centers, Inc., which runs not-for-profit drug and alcohol treatment centers.

Prosecutors said between 2004 and 2008, Stills embezzled about $1.3 million from Port of Hope, failed to report the income on her taxes and substantially under-reported her taxable income.

Stills' daughter, Bobbi George, was sentenced on April 19 to 5 years probation for misappropriating $177,000 from the Port of Hope.

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