TAMPA — Former adoption agency director Debra W. West took an expensive step Monday toward avoiding prison for grand theft by paying $100,000 in restitution. West, who once ran Adoptions by Choice, pleaded guilty last fall to embezzling adoptive parents' money. To get probation instead of prison, she must reimburse them. Monday marked the first deadline. She has until her March 22 sentencing date to pay the remaining balance of $81,000.
Former adoption agency director pays part of her restitution
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