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Coming up with another $970 shaved three years off a prison sentence for a woman who pled guilty to embezzling more than $80,000 from the doctor’s office that formerly employed her. Sentencing for Aurora Molina, 32, was continued on several occasions to give her more time to comply with a punishment incentive.

The Kingman woman faced up to six years in prison for stealing the money, but the punishment was capped at three years behind bars provided she came up with the first $5,000 in restitution before sentencing. Judge Billy Sipe told Molina that he would likely impose the full six year prison sentence if she could not comply with the incentive.

Molina secured $4,030 for restitution payment as of mid July. She was able to raise the rest of the money to earn a three year prison term imposed at a September 2 sentencing hearing.

Molina will be required to pay the rest of the restitution over time.

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