Man pleads guilty to stealing from nonprofit

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PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — The former director of a western Kentucky nonprofit has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $25,000 from the organization that police said went to pay social media scammers.

David Boggs, 51, admitted in McCracken County District Court on Monday that he took the money from Paducah's annual Barbecue on the River in 2018, The Paducah Sun reported. Boggs appeared briefly via Zoom from the jail, answering a series of questions before entering the plea.

Boggs was arrested in May in Columbia, South Carolina, after being on the run since November 2018.
Police said he took the money to pay off social media scammers after sending thousands of dollars of his own money.

Prosecutors are recommending he serve eight years in prison. Sentencing was set for Nov. 2.

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