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LONGVIEW/GREGG COUNTY (KYTX) - One-half of the two-woman team police say stole more than $15,000 in Christmas gifts from the Gregg County Child Welfare Board last year is headed to prison.

Sarah Marie Corson-Adams, 47, of Gilmer was sentenced Oct. 18 to a cumulative 20 years in prison by Gregg County 124th District Judge Alfonso Charles. Corson-Adams pled guilty to three charges and received separate sentences - 10 years for burglary of a habitation, eight years for state jail felony theft-enhanced, and 24 months for burglary of a building - that must be served consecutively.

Prosecutors say Corson-Adams and 39-year-old Rachel Bradley, of Longview, stole Christmas gifts in late November from a storage facility on Jahan Trail, as well as two other locations in northwest Longview. The gifts were for more than 300 children served by the Gregg County Child Welfare Board. Residents and businesses throughout East Texas responded with more than $40,000 in donations and gifts to offset the theft.

Bradley is charged with burglary and theft felonies, and is scheduled to go to trial Nov. 26 in Judge Charles' court.

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