Former public administrator sentenced for theft

NEW MADRID, Mo. (AP) — A former southeast Missouri public administrator has been placed on probation for five years for stealing more than $35,000 from those under her care.

The Sikeston Standard Democrat reports that Nancy Pardon was also ordered to pay restitution at a hearing on Friday. She had earlier pleaded guilty to three theft-related charges.

Pardon was public administrator for New Madrid County before resigning in 2008. She was appointed guardian of the estate of Evelyn Barnes. The Missouri State Highway patrol says Pardon spent nearly all of Barnes’ money — more than $35,000 — on herself.

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Information from: Sikes Standard Democrat, http://www.standard-democrat.com .

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