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Sentence Next In Theft From Homeless Aid Program

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DETROIT (AP) - An Oakland County woman who admits stealing $380,000 from a program for the homeless is facing two years or more in prison.

Linda Linseman is a former state employee. She's returning to Detroit federal court Tuesday, four months after pleading guilty to theft of government property.

The plea deal signed by the 55-year-old Waterford woman says she spent the money for herself or allowed others to enjoy it. The scheme lasted four years until summer 2012.

Defense attorney Christopher Andreoff is asking for a prison sentence below the minimum guideline of 27 months. He says some punishment is in order but believes extensive psychological counseling for Linseman should be a concern, too.

Andreoff says she admits there's no excuse for her conduct.

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