5-year prison sentence for Breckenridge Film Festival embezzler Dawna Foxx

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. - For the crime of embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Breckenridge Film Festival, a Summit County woman will spend five years in prison.

Dawna Foxx, 67, was sentenced Monday after previously pleading guilty to felony theft, according to 5th Judicial District Spokeswoman Jill Sarmo. She will simultaneously serve a nine-month sentence for misdemeanor forgery.

In addition to embezzling from the Breckenridge Film Festival, Foxx admitted to embezzling thousands of dollars from her ex-husband and his business partner.

Foxx's sentence requires her to pay $110,000 in restitution, according to Sarmo. Of that, $90,000 will go to the film festival and the rest will go to her ex-husband and his business partner.

Sarmo and the Breckenridge Police Department explained that Foxx stole the money with fraudulent checks, credit cards, and by writing herself checks from the business accounts. The stolen funds were spent at multiple casinos, personal rental vehicles, personal airline flights, personal clothing expenses, gardening supplies, personal phone bills and utility bills.

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