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Woman Sentenced To Probation, Restitution In School Theft

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WILKES-BARRE — A former secretary has been ordered to pay back thousands of dollars she stole while working in the Greater Nanticoke Area School District.

Jacqueline Ruchinski of Nanticoke was sentenced Friday morning to three years’ probation.

She pleaded guilty in July to stealing nearly $20,000 from the district.

The Luzerne County judge also ordered her to pay back the money she stole within 45 days.

Ruchinski was charged in December, 2012.