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Coquitlam woman gets 4 years for stealing $1.1 million

A Coquitlam woman has been sentenced to four years in prison and ordered to pay more than $1.1 million in restitution after being convicted of stealing from her employer and their family.

A Coquitlam woman has been sentenced to four years in prison and ordered to pay more than $1.1 million in restitution after being convicted of stealing from her employer and their family.

Vicki Lynn Gaugler was the executive assistant of an industrial firm in Western Canada when police began their investigation in 2008. The 53-year-old had been transferring funds from the victim's accounts to her own, and police were able to track the money through bank statements and credit card records.

Police said Gaugler used the money to pay debts and to cover shopping trips and vacations.

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