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Cheryl Fugett didn't show up in court on Thursday.
No, the sixty-year-old former director of the Jefferson County Children's Alliance missed the ending of her case, in which a jury convicted her, in absentia, of theft and forgery.
Where was she?
We're guessing she was soaking in a hot tub somewhere.
After all, that is her specialty.
Fugett apparently stole about $20,000 over a four-year period from the nonprofit she ran -- an organization, now closed, that was supposed to be dedicated to helping victims of child abuse.
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She used the money, according to court testimony, to pay off credit cards, for her daughter's tuition at CSU, for dental work and for home and roof repairs, including $1,000 for fixes to her pool and hot tub.
Abused kids, after all, dream of nothing else but helping people like Fugett relax after a long day of stealing money that is supposed to help them.
A warrant for Fugett, who represented herself in court, was issued after the conviction.
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