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Ex-Clarkston councilwoman guilty of embezzlement

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ATLANTA (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a former Clarkston city councilwoman and vice mayor has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $60,000 from a community center.

U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said in a statement Monday that Joan Swaney admitted to stealing money from the Clarkston Community Center, which is about 10 miles east of downtown Atlanta.

Prosecutors say 67-year-old Swaney worked as an office manager for the community center between November 2003 and December 2012.

Authorities say Swaney wrote checks to herself from the community center's bank account and forged the signature of the community center's director between 2010 and 2012.

Swaney was elected to city council in 2010 and resigned in October after she was indicted by a federal grand jury.

Swaney's sentencing is scheduled for March 6.

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