AUGUSTA — A Maine woman sentenced 15 years ago for embezzling from a trade group has been ordered to keep paying restitution despite the fact that the organization no longer exists.

The Kennebec Journal reports Wendy Gagne has been ordered to pay $200 a month toward the $350,000 still owed to the now-defunct Maine Pulp and Paper Association.

Gagne had quit paying restitution when her probation ended in 2009. At that time, she had repaid $48,000.

Prosecutors say the money will be paid to the district attorney’s office, which will try to distribute it to the former officers of Maine Pulp and Paper. If that is not possible, it would be sent to the Maine Crime Victims’ Compensation Program.

The paper mill trade group closed in January, citing dwindling membership.

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