Former Head Of Housing Steals Nearly $8K

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The former head of the housing authority in a small Kansas town has admitted stealing nearly $8,000 dollars.

The U.S. Attorney's office says 53-year-old Debra Savage of Linn, Kansas pleaded guilty Friday to one count of theft from a federal program.

Savage was the Executive Director of the housing authority in Linn, a North-central Kansas town in Washington County.

In her plea, she admitted using a housing authority credit card for personal expenses of nearly $7,700 between December 2009 and December 2012.

Savage faces maximum penalties of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 at her sentencing, scheduled for April 4th.