Woman who stole from veteran nonprofit files for release

November 19, 2019 GMT

NORTH HAVERHILL, N.H. (AP) — The co-founder of a New Hampshire nonprofit for military veterans is requesting an early release from prison after accepting a plea deal for stealing nearly $100,000.

Forty-eight-year-old Danielle Goodwin had pleaded guilty to eight charges of theft and accepted a plea deal to serve 3 ½ to seven years in prison.

The Valley News reports Goodwin filed a motion on Nov. 4 requesting to be released and placed on home confinement.

Prosecutors objected, saying the motion diminishes “defendant’s egregious and destructive criminal conduct.”

Deputy State’s Attorney John Bell filed another motion to impose the suspended sentence, saying Goodwin violated the terms of her plea agreement.

Good used money from Project VetCare, the defunct nonprofit that she co-founded in 2012, to pay for gas, a cruise, home renovations, and a house for her son and daughter-in-law.