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Evidence sharing delays Zappin case

Jul. 22, 2013 @ 11:33 AM

HUNTINGTON — Evidence sharing continues to be an issue in the case of Leigh Ann Zappin, the former Huntington Area Food Bank director charged with embezzling money from the agency.

Zappin, 56, appeared in court Monday. The prosecution sought additional time to answer unspecified questions about issues in the case.

Cabell Circuit Judge Alfred Ferguson set another status hearing for Sept. 3. The prosecution has extended a plea offer in the case.

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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