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Ludington Petunia Parade Leader Gets Jail In Theft

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LUDINGTON, Mich. (AP) - A northern Lower Peninsula woman has been sentenced to nine months in jail after pleading guilty to embezzling $48,000 from the Petunia Parade, an annual effort in Ludington to plant thousands of petunias.

Former event chairwoman Donna Brown of Pentwater apologized to those whose money she stole and to her family at Tuesday's sentencing in Mason County Circuit Court.

Judge Richard Cooper also ordered the 61-year-old woman to make full restitution.

Brown says she used the money to pay personal and medical bills and buy food for her family.

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