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Chicago Hadassah Leader Gets Probation for $21K Fraud

A suburban Chicago woman who stole $21,000 from a Hadassah chapter she served as treasurer was sentenced to two years of probation.

Rozann Morowitz, 68, of Wheeling, Illinois, paid back the money she took from the Buffalo Grove Hadassah chapter when she was treasurer from 2011 to 2013. She paid $16,000 in restitution when she pleaded guilty in June and the remaining $5,000 on Monday in court.

Morowitz was ordered by the court not to have no further contact with the group.

She wrote 86 checks from the charitable organization that she cashed for personal expenses such as a trip to Florida, the Chicago Tribune reported, citing Cook County prosecutors. She had a prior theft conviction in California.

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