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Former Canadian County CASA executive pleads guilty to embezzlement

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OKLAHOMA CITY – An Edmond woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling from a Canadian County charity for children.

Authorities say 47-year-old Traci Lorre Owens was the executive director of Canadian County Court Appointed Special Advocates for several years.

Canadian County CASA is an organization that received at least $10,000 in federal money to support child victims of crime.

Owens was charged after making checks payable to herself and to cash.

She faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, a fine up to $250,000 and mandatory restitution.