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Guilty Plea for Former Charity President

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The subject of a Fox Undercover investigation gets a lucky break today in court.

Gina Clark is the former president of the Cape Cod charity Touched by Angels. She's accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the people she was supposed to be helping.

On Friday Clark was in Plymouth District Court where she pleaded guilty to shoplifting, but the judge isn't sending her to jail. Instead Clark got a suspended one-year jail sentence.

Clark was locked up for a night back in July because of the shoplifting charge, after stealing $1,000 worth of merchandise from Kohl’s in Plymouth.

Clark also admitted today to violating her probation on another criminal case from last year when she was found guilty of assaulting her charity's former vice president.

The probation department wanted the judge to sentence Clark to a year in jail for that probation violation, but the judge gave Clark another suspended one-year jail sentence.

Clark remains a free woman tonight, but has jail time hanging over her head if she gets in trouble again.

Clark is continuing to wear a GPS monitoring bracelet and she also has a curfew.

Clark's attorney Seth Roman says the judge made the right decision based on what he calls Clark's scant criminal record.
Clark is still facing much more serious charges involving allegations she stole $150,000 from her charity.

She's charged with more than a dozen counts of larceny, each one carrying a penalty of up to five years in prison.
 

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