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Monroeville woman sentenced for stealing over $400k from animal hospital


 Authorities say a western Pennsylvania woman has been sentenced to jail for stealing $407,000 from a veterinary hospital near Pittsburgh where she worked as an administrator.

Judge Edward Borkowski sentenced 35-year-old Jennifer Schneiders to between 11 1/2 and 23 months in jail on Monday, followed by fourteen years' probation. Authorities say she stole the money to support a gambling problem.

Police say that from 2009 to 2011 Schneiders spent at least $692,000 at local casinos, and lost almost $82,000 during the transactions.

Schneiders was fired from the veterinary hospital in September 2011 after working there for 15 years.

The judge also ordered her to repay the money.