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TEXAS CITY, Texas A judge on Tuesday sentenced a former bookkeeper and her son to prison after the pair pleaded guilty to the felony theft of $123,000, a prosecutor said.

Diane Burnett, 51, of San Leon, and her son Rocky Christopher Burnett, 31, of Bacliff, pleaded guilty in February but learned of their sentences Tuesday, Prosecutor Xochitl Vandiver-Gaskin said.

Judge Wayne J. Mallia, of Galveston s 405th District Court, sentenced Diane Burnett to five years in prison but gave her son seven years, which stemmed from the theft of $123,000 from Mainland Tool in Texas City, Vandiver-Gaskin said.

Burnett was in charge of matching invoices the business had with vendor accounts. Rocky Burnett ordered parts and put it on the Mainland Tool account, Vandiver-Gaskin said.

A couple of times, businesses called Mainland Tool to verify the purchase on the account, and Diane Burnett would be the one to confirm the order, Vandiver-Gaskin said.

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