Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Former Kentuck Museum Director Pleads Guilty

Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Former Kentuck Museum Director Pleads Guilty

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The former director of the Kentuck Museum pleaded guilty last week to stealing from the organization.

Sara Anne Gibson, 56, was sentenced to serve three years under the supervision of the Tuscaloosa County Community Corrections program and seven years on probation.

She pleaded guilty to a first-degree theft charge in Tuscaloosa County Circuit Court on Friday.

"We take it very seriously when people abuse the trust that's placed in them," said Tuscaloosa County District Attorney Tommy Smith. "We're glad to get to this point in the case. Kentuck is a very valuable asset to our community."

Tuscaloosa County Circuit Judge Brad Almond will decide how much restitution Gibson will be ordered to pay at a hearing, which has not been set.

Gibson resigned from Kentuck four years ago after allegations surfaced that she took thousands of dollars from the organization and made unauthorized purchases and unauthorized payments to herself between 2003 and 2009. …

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