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Former UW Employee sentenced for embezzling funds at SWAP

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MADISON (WKOW) -- A former UW-Madison employee charged with embezzling more than $144,000 over a year has been sentenced to 80 days in jail.

Sonja Dedrick pleaded guilty in Dane County Court last Friday to felony embezzlement. The 42-year-old from Verona was sentenced to the jail time and three years probation.

An investigation found Dedrick embezzled $144,642 from UW SWAP (Surplus With a Purpose), where she was a Senior Accountant.

An audit was performed after SWAP employees noticed approximately $45,000 missing from accounts in late September. The broader audit found the larger amount that had been stolen.

Dedrick admitted to police that she stole the money over the last year to pay bills. She has since paid back all missing funds to the university.

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