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LA nonprofit head admits to $100K theft

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Mark Scott

Jacqueline Gelfand, the ex-head of a Los Angeles nonprofit organization, has admitted to stealing over $100K.

The 61-year-old former executive director of InsideOUT, an organization that teaches writing programs to youth within the juvenile hall system, entered a plea on Friday to three felony counts — one of grand theft and two of commercial burglary.

Under a plea deal, Gelfand is expected to get a year in jail, three years of probation and 200 hours of community service when

Gelfand is set for sentencing on Feb. 9. Under the plea deal she is expected to get one year in jail, three years of probation and 200 hours of community service. She also must pay more than $86,000 in restitution.

In 2008 and 2009 Gelfand unlawfully took money and personal property from InsideOUT Writers, Inc., the criminal complaint alleges.

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