Ex-secretary in Texas gets 10 years for theft

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A former secretary for a San Antonio medical-related business has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing nearly $1 million from the company. Stephanie Ann Govett was sentenced Wednesday.

The San Antonio Express-News reports Govett in June pleaded no contest to felony theft in a plea deal. Govett could have faced life in prison if convicted. She’s also required to make restitution.

Govett in 2009 was hired by Advitech Inc. The company was founded by Dr. Wesley Krueger of San Antonio, who invented some anti-vertigo glasses.

Court documents indicate Govett during her first year on the job cashed about two dozen company checks, some as large as $150,000, for her personal benefit. Krueger offered a victim impact statement saying Govett’s fraudulent actions led to his company’s demise.

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