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Former Kinsman library officer sent back to jail

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A Kinsman woman who spent a month in jail for embezzling thousands of dollars from a library is back behind bars.
A Trumbull County Judge Wyatt McKay sentenced 48-year-old Sharon VanKanegan to sixty days in jail for a probation violation.

Investigators say VanKanegan was arrested for shoplifting at a Walmart, in violation of terms of her probation set in August when she was found guilty of making more than $22,000 dollars in personal purchases using the Kinsman Free Library credit card when she was the fiscal officer for the library.

VanKanegan was given the sixty day sentence, in spite of a request from Assistant Trumbull County Pro sector Chris Becker that she be sent to prison.

As fiscal officer, VanKanegan had access to four library credit cards. From January 1, 2010 through September 30, 2012, Vankanegan made $22,830 in credit card purchases that were not properly documented or related to library functions.

Purchases included things such as Toys-R-Us gift cards, clothing, a grill, health and beauty products, an iPod Shuffle and gasoline for her personal vehicle.

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