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Ex-AOA director will serve two years in prison

PULASKI — The former director of the New River Valley Agency on Aging was taken into custody Wednesday to begin serving two years of a 20-year sentence.
Deborah Hughes Palmer was sentenced to two years on each of 20 charges stemming from her embezzlement from the agency.
However, the Pulaski County circuit court judge ordered half of the sentences to run concurrently (at the same time) and half to run consecutively (one after another).
In the end, Palmer ended up with a 20-year prison sentence, but 18 years were suspended, thus leaving a two-year active sentence.
Palmer also was ordered to pay nearly $144,425 in restitution to the agency on aging.
Palmer will be held at New River Valley Regional Jail in Dublin until the Virginia Department of Corrections transfers her to a prison.
Palmer pleaded guilty in April to 20 of 38 charges of obtaining money under false pretenses.
The charges stemmed from funds taken from the Agency on Aging during a five-year period from 2001 to 2006.

Ex-AOA director will serve two years in prison

PULASKI — The former director of the New River Valley Agency on Aging was taken into custody Wednesday to begin serving two years of a 20-year sentence.
Deborah Hughes Palmer was sentenced to two years on each of 20 charges stemming from her embezzlement from the agency.
However, the Pulaski County circuit court judge ordered half of the sentences to run concurrently (at the same time) and half to run consecutively (one after another).
In the end, Palmer ended up with a 20-year prison sentence, but 18 years were suspended, thus leaving a two-year active sentence.
Palmer also was ordered to pay nearly $144,425 in restitution to the agency on aging.
Palmer will be held at New River Valley Regional Jail in Dublin until the Virginia Department of Corrections transfers her to a prison.
Palmer pleaded guilty in April to 20 of 38 charges of obtaining money under false pretenses.
The charges stemmed from funds taken from the Agency on Aging during a five-year period from 2001 to 2006.