CARTER COUNTY, Okla. (KTEN) — A former director of a Carter County non-profit scholarship foundation has been sentenced to federal prison for both bank and tax fraud.

Investigators said while 64-year-old Roslyn Melodie Haile of Ardmore was employed as executive director of The MORE Foundation, she embezzled almost $430,000 from the organization's bank accounts for personal use from 2017 until mid 2021.

Haile also was found guilty of falsifying a 2018 federal income tax return resulting in a total loss of a little over $120,000 to the US Treasury.

Based on these crimes, the court ordered Haile to pay a total restitution of nearly $600,000, along with 12 months and one day in prison.

"Fraud is not a victimless crime," said US Attorney Christopher J. Wilson in a written statement. "Ms. Haile abused her position and plundered a fund she knew was intended to benefit Carter County's students and greater community."