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Moore Woman Sentenced to Nearly 4 years for Embezzlement

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma woman who embezzled more than $900,000 from an oilfield pipe inspection company has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison.

The Oklahoman newspaper reports that Naomi D. Walker was sentenced Friday and was also ordered to pay $1.2 million in restitution to Star Pipe Service Inc. and the IRS.

Walker confessed that she used her position of banking and corporate check writing responsibilities to embezzle the money and also used the corporate credit card for her personal benefit.

A court document alleged that Walker used the company's credit card to make unauthorized purchases at retail stores and for utility and cable company services.

Walker's defense attorney says her client had used some of the embezzled money to fuel a gambling problem.