CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – A former police sergeant has pleaded guilty to stealing thousands of dollars from a police organization and has been sentenced to six months in jail.

Barbara Mack-Kenney of Woodstock, pleaded guilty in Grafton County Superior Court to two counts of theft. She’s the former treasurer of the New Hampshire DARE Officers Association, an independent organization of police officers who assist in the training of DARE officers throughout the state.

The organization is separate from the New Hampshire DARE program. The NHDOA funds are not state funds.

Mack-Kenney was sentenced Friday to a year, with six months suspended on the first charged. She was given a suspended one-to-three-year sentence on the second charge.

Mack-Keeney also paid almost $15,000 in restitution, and agreed to be decertified as a law enforcement officer.

AP-ES-05-30-08 1851EDT

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