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Wife of ex-campus police officer sentenced to jail for parking meter thefts in Sonoma County


SANTA ROSA, California — The wife of a former junior college police officer convicted of being an accessory to her husband's theft of more than $280,000 from campus parking meters in Santa Rosa has been sentenced to nine months in jail.

The Press Democrat newspaper reported Thursday ( ) that a judge ordered Karen Holzworth to turn herself in to jail officials April 17.

The 51-year-old woman sobbed through most of the hearing and made a brief apology, saying she wanted to "just move forward."

Her husband, Jeff Holzworth, was sentenced to four years last year for stealing the money from automated machines at Santa Rosa Junior College.

Prosecutors say his wife exchanged the bills and coins at banks and that the couple spent the money on vacations, at a casino and on living expenses.

Information from: The Santa Rosa Press Democrat,

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