Former housing authority director gets probation, jail time

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — A former director of the North Platte Housing Authority has been given three years of probation and 24 days of jail time.

The North Platte Telegraph reported that Jennifer Smith, 44, was sentenced Monday. She'd pleaded no contest to felony theft. Prosecutors dropped other charges in exchange for her pleas.

According to court documents, between February 2017 and February 2018, Smith obtained a man’s property by deception and proceeds that were, “derived, directly or indirectly, from racketeering or from collection of unlawful debt.”

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This story has been corrected to show the correct name of the agency is the North Platte Housing Authority, not Authorities.

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