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Plea offer extended to former food bank director

Jun. 24, 2013 @ 11:28 AM

HUNTINGTON — The prosecution has extended a plea offer to Leigh Ann Zappin, the woman charged with embezzling money from the Huntington Area Food Bank.

Zappin, the agency’s former director, did not attend Monday’s hearing.

The prosecution acknowledged to the court it had extended an offer, but terms of that deal were not disclosed in open court. Both sides will meet again July 22.

Zappin, 56, of Huntington, faces an indictment that charges she embezzled $23,700 from the Huntington Area Food Bank between Jan. 22, 2012, and Sept. 21, 2012, when Zappin served as the agency's executive director. She also faces eight related counts each of forgery and uttering.

Zappin started at the food bank as part of community service for a prior embezzlement conviction, which was one of two prior judgments that she took money from an employer. She remains on home confinement pending trial.

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