Ex-treasurer for FOP repays $306,000

Posted at 4:51 PM, Dec 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-09 17:51:16-05

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors say a former Tulsa police officer who once served as treasurer of state and local Fraternal Order of Police chapters has paid more than $306,000 in restitution and fines since her guilty plea earlier this year.

Lorna Jean Vanlandingham pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud and was sentenced in June to 33 months in prison. Federal prosecutors in Tulsa said Tuesday that Vanlandingham has repaid $306,577.24.  According to court records, Vanlandingham admitted embezzling money from the state and Tulsa chapters of the Fraternal Order of the Police.

During her sentencing, she apologized for her actions and blamed a gambling addiction.

Federal prison records show that the 71-year-old is incarcerated at a federal medical center and prison in Fort Worth, Texas.

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