Diana Mokler will spend the next four years behind bars on charges of theft by unlawful taking over $300 and tampering with physical evidence.

Mokler, the former aquatics director and swim team coach at the Limestone YMCA, was sentenced Friday in Mason County Circuit Court for embezzling money from the Maysville-Mason County Recreation Park pool. She also was the swim coach of several Rowan County students who were members of the Limestone Stingrays.

While in charge at the pool, Mokler allegedly kept funds that were supposed to be deposited into a park bank account. Mokler pleaded not guilty Aug. 20, 2007 but then requested to change her plea May 9, 2008 to guilty.

The court did not release the exact amount of money Mokler took from the park. Attorney Ray Bogucki told Circuit Court Judge Stockton Wood Friday that court fees and restitution would be taken out of Mokler’s bond money. A total of $5,328.80 had been paid.

Wood said Mokler’s sentences would run concurrent with each other, but consecutive with any other sentencing Mokler may be required to serve. The judge did not make clear what those charges could be, but he did give Mokler 10 days served from August 2007, before posting bond. Following the hearing, Mokler was taken to the Mason County Detention Center for processing.

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